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Government Must Undergo Major Reform

My biggest challenge in writing articles to Watchblog is that I am overwhelmed by information. It’s like being in a candy store the size of WalMart and trying to select the best taster of the day.

Let’s take a shot at identifying the more egregious acts of government; those acts that clearly call out for major reform. IMO, number one on the list would be those acts that abuse the Constitution that has held us together as a nation for over 200 years. Issues of sovereignty come to mind.

Failure to secure our borders, failure to enforce federal immigration law, subjugating US law to international law, mandating that the populace purchase something such as a product or service, including non-citizens in a census count used to modify legislative districts. Heavy interference in State’s rights. It’s a big candy store, but you get the idea.

Another major would be election integrity which goes to the heart of good government and our Constitution. The election process has been corrupted through such acts as Corporate Personhood law, Money is Free Speech law and the more recent ‘Citizens United vs FEC. Somewhat elated, there is no federal ‘right to vote’. And, there is the long denied Constitutional right to Article V Convention. As recently as 2008 congress and the courts refused to abide by this constitutional amendment.
In no certain order would be failure to properly manage some functions of government. The economy is a large example; akin to the great depression. Failing to properly regulate commerce has much to do with the great recession. Failing to implement and carry out anti-trust law. Failing to properly regulate the financial sector. Failing to properly manage the social agencies.

Within each issue are tentacles to 1000’s of laws and policy decisions that have had, and are having a corruptive influence on government.

Well past the goal post of declaring a failed government in need of major reform.

One other issue, if I were King of Watchblog I would remand each post response be concluded with a para as to what action should be taken relative to the issue(s) broached in the post. ‘Hang em’, or ‘nok um out’ would not be tolerated, etc. Wouldn’t have to be a long para, like I often conclude with just one word - - ‘Otherwise’. I think by now most readers understand that to mean ‘a new 3rd party with a different political attitude’, etc.

Otherwise - -

Posted by Roy Ellis at May 14, 2011 6:15 PM
Comments
Comment #323174

I don’t get it.

Maybe I do…

Somewhat elated, there is no federal ‘right to vote’.

That’s a state thing, isn’t it? Actually, it’s a local thing, yes?


What’s next…? ..King of WatchBlog?

That’s funny. Ok! I get it now!

Otherwise, we get the government we deserve!
Posted by: Weary Willie at May 14, 2011 10:52 PM
Comment #323175

Close WW, but, how would you propose to reform gov’t?

Posted by: Roy Ellis at May 14, 2011 11:07 PM
Comment #323183

roy

“Close WW, but, how would you propose to reform gov’t?”

i’de start by subjecting them to every law they pass. let’s say we start with random drug testing. if obama care is good enough for the masses it should be good enough for them. we eliminate thier own plan. this would include the president. that’s just for starters.

Posted by: dbs at May 15, 2011 8:42 AM
Comment #323188

Start paying the majority of our taxes to our local and state goverments and quit thinking the federal government is the cure all for every little whim of every individual or squeeky wheel group in the world.

Posted by: Weary Willie at May 15, 2011 11:07 AM
Comment #323192

Roy,
You write: “Failure to secure our borders, failure to enforce federal immigration law, subjugating US law to international law, mandating that the populace purchase something such as a product or service, including non-citizens in a census count used to modify legislative districts. Heavy interference in State’s rights.”

All interesting problems, but these are peripheral. I will just say that I want to see the borders opened, illegal immigrants granted amnest, and more immigration encouraged. I want to see it as easy as possible for those who want to come to America, to seek opportunity, to have that chance; a day of citizenship class, an oath, a social security number issued.

The main problem relates to corporate control of the country. We need to do two things: 1) undo the Citizens United ruling, and the bizarre concept that corporations are persons and 2) publicly finance elections.

You write: “Failing to properly regulate commerce has much to do with the great recession.”

That pretty much sums it up. Repeal of Glass Steagall and the commodoties amendment inserted into a budget by Phil Gramm a decade ago allowed deregulation and a lack of oversight to turn into a catastrophe, resulting in a credit crunch, and destroying much of the financial sector.

We face a very scary prospect in the 2012 elections. Money from corporations will flow into the GOP in even greater amounts than 2010, and almost certainly influence the outcome of many House races. The smaller scale of the districts makes corporate money unduly influential, and so makes it much easier to dupe Americans.

Posted by: phx8 at May 15, 2011 12:58 PM
Comment #323201
if obama care is good enough for the masses it should be good enough for them. we eliminate thier own plan. this would include the president. that’s just for starters.

dbs, I have some good news for you.

Posted by: Warped Reality at May 15, 2011 4:56 PM
Comment #323208

dbs, surely said with tongue in cheek! Try taking a couple of deep breaths and shoot for an all encompassing, comprehensive para noting actions that would reform the government ills cited in the article.

Weary Willie, here is info relating to pushing for an amendment for the ‘right to vote’. While it sounds good, I’m not sure how the federal gov’t would be able to carry out enforcement of such an amendment. Would the fed be any better at counting chad holes than the states. Still, as it is the states can ignore your vote at times.

I would think the majority would vote for a smaller federal gov’t with way less influence and stronger state gov’ts that would take us back to ‘laboratories for experimentation in democracy’. I can’t recall much from the early days when people wanted to give the fed more control over the states. But, I believe it stemmed from the fact that state gov’ts were so corrupted at the time. Not hard to understand that corruption and the money influence follows power.

A good start, yes, WW, but it seems we have way more to reform than state’s rights issues. Why not expound on reform as if you are King of WB for a day!!

phx8, you posted that “subjugating US law to international law, mandating that the populace purchase something such as a product or service, including non-citizens in a census count used to modify legislative districts and Heavy interference in State’s rights” is a peripheral thing. If we give up our sovereignty and constitutional rights our freedom will leave us for whatever wind that blows.

Are you not embellishing the immigration issue by a ton? Everything must have limits. US population growth has been primarily driven by immigration for several years. I believe there are some 2M immigrants granted citizenship each year. Some 400k receive citizenship by marriage yearly. Another 50k through the lottery and some number of anchor babies. Can as many new jobs be created?
I would rather the nations of the world work to improve their countries to where people could find all the merits of US citizenship in their home country. In 2011 our borders need to be secured/controlled but, not in the tea leaves, IMO.

Not that we need more tautology but I think most readers are aware that the TEA Party is suing to have the 2010 census nullified as the census count included non-citizens and that data has been used in redrawing political districts around the country.

In complete agreement that Corporate Personhood and the lack of real campaign finance reform are the root cause for major ills affecting this country. The influence of money is wrapped around all gov’t and political issues much like the tentacles of an octopus.

Warped Reality, that link helps to understand why the politicos are working so hard to repeal Obamacare.

Posted by: Roy Ellis at May 15, 2011 8:35 PM
Comment #323210

“It’s pretty unbelievable that the President and his closest advisors remain untouched by the reforms they pushed for the rest of the country. In other words, President Obama’s health care reform won’t apply to President Obama,” Grassley said. “Last December, the effort to apply any new law to administration political leaders was rejected by the Senate Majority Leader. But there’s no justification for the double standard, and I’ll continue to work to establish fairness.”
The Senate legislation passed last night by the House of Representatives includes an amendment Grassley sponsored and got adopted by the Finance Committee last fall to have members of Congress and their staffs get their health insurance through the same health insurance exchanges where health plans for the general public would be available. During the closed-door negotiations on the bill late last year, the Senate Majority Leader carved out Senate committee and leadership staff from this requirement.
Subsequently, Grassley and Senator Tom Coburn attempted to offer another amendment to restore the requirement during Senate debate on the health care bill, but the Senate Majority Leader would not let their amendment to fix this loophole even come up for a vote. In addition to Senate committee and leadership staff, the amendment Grassley and Coburn filed during the Senate debate would have made the President, the Vice President, top White House staff and cabinet members all get their health insurance through the newly created exchanges. It would not have applied to federal employees in the civil service.
Grassley said, “It’s only fair and logical that top administration officials, who fought so hard for passage of this overhaul of America’s health care system, experience it themselves. If it’s as good as promised, they’ll know it first-hand. If there are problems, they’ll be able to really understand them, as they should.”

http://newledger.com/2010/03/exempted-from-obamacare-senior-staff-who-wrote-the-bill/

“Did you know that over 700 companies are now exempt from the requirements of Obamacare? Not only are there over 700 companies that are exempt from Obamacare, but a big percentage of those who are asking for exempt status are Obama supporters. Forty percent of the workers represented come from Unions and for the most part the Unions supported Obamacare. Now they are asking for exemptions. Why?”

http://drclarkjensen.com/2011/02/700-plus-companies-exempt-from-obamacare/

“Senate Bill, H.R. 3590, pages 273-274
There are several reasons why an individual could claim exemption, being a member of a religion that does not believe in insurance is one of them. Islam is one of those religions. Muslims believe that health insurance is “haraam”, or forbidden; because they liken the ambiguity and probability of insurance to gambling. This belief excludes them from any of the requirements, mandates, or penalties set forth in the bill. Other excluded groups include Amish, American Indians, and Christian Scientists.”

http://libertyandpride.com/muslims-exempt-from-obamacare/

How many of these represent union workers who supported the obamacare bill? You are foolish enough to believe they would exempt these and not themselves?

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5 Bowman Sheet Metal Heating & Air-conditioning 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 4 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
6 Bricklayers Insurance & Welfare Fund 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 3,997 12/22/2010 12/30/2010
7 Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Ironworkers Local Union No. 60* 12/1/2010 7/1/2011 290 12/21/2010 12/30/2010
8 Carey Johnson Oil Co, Inc 11/22/2010 10/1/2010 157 12/22/2010 12/30/2010
9 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany* 12/2/2010 1/1/2011 201 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
10 Cement Masons’ Local No. 502 Welfare Fund 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 450 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
11 City of Bloomington VEBA Health Savings Plan* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 750 12/29/2010 12/30/2010
12 City of Burnsville* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 290 12/29/2010 12/30/2010
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14 Clausen Miller PC 12/20/2010 1/1/2011 150 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
15 Crystal Run Village, Inc* 12/4/2010 12/1/2010 1,350 12/21/2010 12/30/2010
16 Delta Apparel 12/21/2010 1/1/2011 67 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
17 Discovery Benefits* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 3,739 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
18 Dr. Trailer Repair, Inc. 11/10/2010 1/1/2011 18 12/29/2010 12/30/2010
19 Employer-Teamsters Local Nos. 175 & 505 Health and Welfare Fund 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 358 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
20 Entrust 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 4 12/21/2010 12/30/2010
21 Fabri-Quilt 11/2/2010 1/1/2011 104 12/29/2010 12/30/2010
22 GC Harvesting, Inc. 12/20/2010 1/1/2011 2,500 12/23/2010 12/30/2010
23 Glen Curtis, Inc. #2143 12/3/2010 1/1/2011 227 12/21/2010 12/30/2010
24 Heritage Christian Services 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 4,662 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
25 IBEW Local 3 NYC Electrical Division Health & Welfare Fund 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 1,072 12/16/2010 12/30/2010
26 Indiana Area UFCW Union Locals and Retail Food Employers’ Health and Welfare Plan 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 6,885 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
27 Ingham County 12/22/2010 2/1/2011 42 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
28 Innovative Driver Services Company 12/21/2010 2/1/2011 36 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
29 Integrity Data* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 24 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
30 Inter-County Hospitalization Plan, Inc. 12/21/2010 1/1/2011 177 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
31 Jakov P. Dulcich & Sons 11/8/2010 1/1/2011 107 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
32 Jefferson Rehabilitation Center 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 240 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
33 JLG Harvesting, Inc. 12/3/2010 1/1/2011 188 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
34 Johnson Machine Works 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 191 12/16/2010 12/30/2010
35 Kent County 12/22/2010 2/1/2011 10 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
36 Laborers’ District Council of Virginia Health and Welfare Trust Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 296 12/21/2010 12/30/2010
37 Laborers National Health and Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 8,690 12/22/2010 12/30/2010
38 Local 1245 Health Fund 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 3,486 12/22/2010 12/30/2010
39 Local 237 Teamsters Suffolk Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. Health and Welfare Trust Fund 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 328 12/23/2010 12/30/2010
40 Local 295 Welfare Fund 12/15/2010 1/1/2011 1,228 12/22/2010 12/30/2010
41 Local 381 Group Insurance Fund 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 1,346 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
42 Local 805 Welfare Fund 11/1/2010 2/1/2011 1,376 12/17/2010 12/30/2010
43 Marble Industry Trust Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 1,325 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
44 McGregor Schools ISD #4* 12/22/2010 1/1/2011 38 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
45 MJ Soffe 12/21/2010 1/1/2011 270 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
46 MO-Kan Teamsters and Welfare Fund 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 1,494 12/21/2010 12/30/2010
47 Mounds View Public Schools* 12/3/2010 1/1/2011 76 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
48 MVP 11/23/2010 1/1/2011 21,548 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
49 North State Bank 11/30/2010 6/1/2011 58 12/21/2010 12/30/2010
50 North States Industries Inc* 12/3/2010 2/1/2011 92 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
51 Pathways Inc. 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 55 12/16/2010 12/30/2010
52 Pavers and Road Builders District Council Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 4,303 12/21/2010 12/30/2010
53 Phoenix Children’s Academy 12/16/2010 1/1/2011 1,522 12/16/2010 12/30/2010
54 Roofers Local 8 Insurance & Trust Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 1,321 12/22/2010 12/30/2010
55 San Bernardino IHSS Public Authority 12/1/2010 4/1/2011 1,317 12/22/2010 12/30/2010
56 SCC Healthcare Group, LLP 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 105 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
57 Schenectady ARC* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 514 12/1/2010 12/30/2010
58 Schoharie County ARC* 11/22/2010 1/1/2011 276 12/22/2010 12/30/2010
59 Sieben Polk Law Firm 11/19/2010 10/1/2010 3 12/23/2010 12/30/2010
60 Sitel, Inc. 12/21/2010 7/1/2011 2,060 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
61 Southern Graphic Communication Health Fund 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 411 12/21/2010 12/30/2010
62 Springbrook Standalone HRA* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 524 12/23/2010 12/30/2010
63 St. Lawrence NYSARC* 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 1,734 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
64 Sunview Vineyards of California, Inc. 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 6,500 12/23/2010 12/30/2010
65 Tandem Eastern Inc. / Consolidated Transport Systems, Inc. 11/23/2010 1/1/2011 601 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
66 Taylor Farms 11/29/2010 2/1/2011 121 12/22/2010 12/30/2010
67 Teamsters Union Local # 35 11/17/2010 1/1/2011 1,109 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
68 The Day Care Council/Council of Supervisors and Administrators Welfare Fund 12/3/2010 1/1/2011 193 12/27/2010 12/30/2010
69 The Public Authority of San Luis Obispo County 11/15/2010 2/1/2011 277 12/21/2010 12/30/2010
70 The University Financing Foundation, Inc. 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 8 12/10/2010 12/30/2010
71 The Village of Newark Non-Union Employee Plan* 11/8/2010 7/1/2011 40 12/29/2010 12/30/2010
72 Theatrical Stage Employees Local One 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 9,200 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
73 Tuff Shed, Inc. 11/29/2010 4/1/2011 311 12/16/2010 12/30/2010
74 U.A. Local 13 & Employers Group Insurance Plan* 11/30/2010 12/1/2010 1,039 12/21/2010 12/30/2010
75 UFCW & Participating Food Industry Employers Tri-State Health & Welfare Fund 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 107 12/22/2010 12/30/2010
76 UFCW Local 1500 Welfare Fund 12/17/2010 1/1/2011 16,588 12/23/2010 12/30/2010
77 UFCW Local One Health Care Fund 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 4,335 12/28/2010 12/30/2010
78 Ulster Greene ARC* 11/23/2010 1/1/2011 2,072 12/23/2010 12/30/2010
79 Westminster-Canterbury of Lynchburg 11/22/2010 1/1/2011 192 12/23/2010 12/30/2010
80 Wine and Liquor Salesmen of NJ 10/20/2010 1/1/2011 1,083 12/29/2010 12/30/2010
81 A-1 Transport 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 38 12/22/2010 12/29/2010
82 AIDS Council of Northeastern New York 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 78 12/22/2010 12/29/2010
83 Avon Central School District 12/1/2010 7/1/2011 6 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
84 Azeros Health Plans, Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 36 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
85 Benton County* 12/3/2010 1/1/2011 200 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
86 Bessey Tools, Inc. 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 6 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
87 Canandaigua City Schools* 12/1/2010 10/1/2011 1,058 12/22/2010 12/29/2010
88 City of Eagan* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 120 12/22/2010 12/29/2010
89 City of Shakopee Post-Employment Health Care Savings Account Plan * 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 153 12/15/2010 12/29/2010
90 Community Work and Independence Inc. 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 382 11/17/2010 12/29/2010
91 Continuing Developmental Services 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 623 12/14/2010 12/29/2010
92 Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc. 11/30/2010 7/1/2011 304 12/22/2010 12/29/2010
93 CU*Answers, Inc. 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 152 12/23/2010 12/29/2010
94 Euromarket Designs, Inc., d/b/a Crate and Barrel 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 3,452 12/1/2010 12/29/2010
95 First National Bank of Dietrerich 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 51 12/20/2011 12/29/2010
96 Franziska Racker Centers* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 795 12/22/2010 12/29/2010
97 Fridley Public Schools Health Savings Plan* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 79 12/21/2010 12/29/2010
98 FSA/SUNYAB-Campus Dining and Shops 12/1/2010 12/1/2010 67 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
99 Genesee County ARC* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 254 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
100 Genesee County Economic Development Corp Health Reimbursement Account* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 9 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
101 Grand Island Central School District* 12/1/2010 9/1/2011 507 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
102 Hammondsport Central School District 12/1/2010 7/1/2011 67 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
103 Imperial Wholesale, Inc. 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 14 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
104 Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 90 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
105 Minnesota State Retirement System Post-Employment Health Care Savings Plan - City of Roseville* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 280 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
106 Naples Central School District 12/1/2010 10/1/2010 151 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
107 Naples Central School District Support Staff 12/1/2010 7/1/2011 113 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
108 Newark Central School District 12/1/2010 7/1/2011 436 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
109 Niagara-Wheatfield CSD Self Funded 12/1/2010 7/1/2011 72 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
110 Panama Central School District 12/1/2010 7/1/2011 20 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
111 People 1st Health Strategies, Inc. 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 9 11/30/2010 12/29/2010
112 Pipe Fitters’ Welfare Fund, Local 597* 11/23/2010 1/1/2011 709 12/22/2010 12/29/2010
113 Ron Clark Construction Health reimbursement Arrangement* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 18 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
114 Sherman Central School District 12/1/2010 9/1/2011 59 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
115 Silver Creek Central School District* 12/1/2010 9/1/2011 106 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
116 Sodus Central School District 12/1/2010 9/1/2011 122 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
117 Telco Construction 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 15 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
118 Town of Albion 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 5 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
119 Town of Chenango 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 41 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
120 Town of Lockport 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 42 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
121 Twin City Die Casting* 11/19/2010 1/1/2011 148 12/22/2010 12/29/2010
122 Western Area Volunteer Emergency Services * 12/4/2010 1/1/2011 30 12/22/2010 12/29/2010
123 Westfield Academy* 12/1/2010 9/1/2011 53 12/22/2010 12/29/2010
124 Williamson Central School District 12/1/2010 7/1/2011 278 12/20/2010 12/29/2010
125 American Radio Association Plan 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 32 12/15/2010 12/28/2010
126 Carpenters Health and Security Trust of Western Washington 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 8 12/15/2010 12/28/2010
127 Communicare Health Benefits Trust 11/29/2010 5/1/2011 10,138 12/23/2010 12/28/2010
128 District Council 1707 Local 389 Home Care Employees Health & Welfare Fund 11/23/2010 9/1/2011 7,867 12/22/2010 12/28/2010
129 Health and Welfare Plan of the Laundry, Dry Cleaning Workers & Allied Industry Health Fund, Workers United 11/16/2010 1/1/2011 4,000 12/16/2010 12/28/2010
130 Northern Illinois and Iowa Laborers Health and Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 133 12/16/2010 12/28/2010
131 Prell Services 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 63 12/21/2010 12/28/2010
132 United Food and Commercial Workers Retail Employees and Employers Health and Welfare Plan 11/22/2010 1/1/2011 98 12/23/2010 12/28/2010
133 A-1 Realty* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 7 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
134 AABR* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 504 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
135 ABCO Diecasters* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 5 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
136 Alfred P. Sloan* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 41 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
137 Alizio & Galfunt* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 4 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
138 All American Heating and AC* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 21 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
139 Allied Pilots Association 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 678 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
140 Amherst Central School District* 11/30/2010 9/1/2011 53 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
141 AristaCare at Meadow Springs* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 115 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
142 Arthur Sanderson& Sons* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 15 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
143 Associated General Contractors of ND Employees* 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 1,002 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
144 Autistic Service, Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 217 12/1/2010 12/23/2010
145 Bartech Group 11/22/2010 4/1/2011 1,189 12/17/2010 12/23/2010
146 Basf Fuel Cell, Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 40 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
147 Battery Park City Authority* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 44 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
148 Battery Park City Conservancy* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 55 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
149 Benefit Analysis Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 17 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
150 Blaze SSI* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 10 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
151 Blue Beacon 12/17/2010 1/1/2011 2,500 12/17/2010 12/23/2010
152 Board of Trustees for the Operating Engineers Local 101 Health and Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 4,465 12/23/2010 12/23/2010
153 Business Wire* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 440 12/15/2010 12/23/2010
154 Cargo Ventures* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 2 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
155 Carnegie Corporation of NY* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 33 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
156 Carpenters Local No. 491 Health & Welfare Plan 12/17/2010 1/1/2011 1,200 12/20/2010 12/23/2010
157 Central Laborers’ Welfare Fund 12/2/2010 1/1/2011 1,863 12/20/2010 12/23/2010
158 Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Health and Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 9/1/2011 326 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
159 City of Cottage Grove* 9/1/2010 1/1/2011 90 12/2/2010 12/23/2010
160 City of Inver Grove Heights* 11/23/2010 1/1/2011 130 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
161 City Of Roseville MN* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 210 12/21/2010 12/23/2010
162 Clinton Management* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 7 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
163 Cloquet Area Fire Department* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 22 12/15/2010 12/23/2010
164 Cohen Partners* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 5 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
165 Community Bank of Bergen County* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 8 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
166 Community Mainstreaming* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 92 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
167 Contract Cleaners Service Employees Benefit Trust 11/18/2010 1/1/2011 1,772 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
168 Cornerstone Search Group* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 5 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
169 D & D Ag Supply and Construction, Inc.* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 8 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
170 Dial Senior Management, Inc 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 127 12/21/2010 12/23/2010
171 Douglaston Development* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 13 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
172 Dr. Margaret Andrin, MD FACOG LLC* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 4 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
173 Dynasil Corporation* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 16 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
174 Echo Molding* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 29 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
175 Eighth District Electrical Benefit Fund 11/16/2010 1/1/2011 137 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
176 Electrical Workers Health and Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 1,994 12/15/2010 12/23/2010
177 Enterprise Concrete Products, LLC Texas 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 82 12/22/2010 12/23/2010
178 Epilepsy Foundation* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 336 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
179 Epilepsy Foundation Northeastern New York* 12/2/2010 1/1/2011 19 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
180 Evans Chemetics* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 179 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
181 Excellus Health Plan 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 18,860 12/22/2010 12/23/2010
182 Fairport Central School District* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 848 12/1/2010 12/23/2010
183 Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 90 12/23/2010 12/23/2010
184 Gregory Packaging* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 40 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
185 Gulf Coast Health Care 12/1/2010 12/1/2010 2,497 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
186 Handcraft Manufacturing Corporation* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 48 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
187 Haver Analytics Health Waiver* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 102 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
188 Health Care Employees Dental and Medical Trust 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 744 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
189 Hiawatha Medical, Inc.* 12/2/2010 1/1/2011 17 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
190 Highfield Gardens Care Center* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 50 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
191 Hirsch International* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 38 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
192 Hotel, Restaurant & Bar Employees Health and Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 98 12/15/2010 12/23/2010
193 Hypex Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 1 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
194 IBEW Local Union No. 126 Health and Welfare Fund 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 3,251 12/23/2010 12/23/2010
195 International Union of Operating Engineers, Supplemental Benefit Fund Local 409* 11/16/2010 1/1/2011 59 12/15/2010 12/23/2010
196 Interstate Connecting Components* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 78 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
197 Jacobson Family Investments* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 7 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
198 J-B Wholesale Pet Supplies* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 19 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
199 JKL International* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 9 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
200 Jump, Scutellaro, and Co., LLP* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 6 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
201 KC International dba Ekman Recycling* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 36 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
202 Kerwin Communications* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 14 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
203 Kingstown Capital Management* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 5 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
204 Koellman Gear Corporation* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 7 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
205 Kramer Electronics* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 2 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
206 Lakeview Subacute Care Center* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 61 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
207 Langan Engineering and Financial Services, Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 51 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
208 LBDD* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 5 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
209 League of Minnesota Cities* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 70 12/15/2010 12/23/2010
210 Leisure Properties LLC d/b/a/ Crownline Boats* 11/30/2010 6/1/2011 158 12/17/2010 12/23/2010
211 Liberty House Nursing Home* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 15 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
212 Lifetime Assistance, Inc* 12/1/2010 7/15/2011 1,344 12/20/2010 12/23/2010
213 Lincoln Hall* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 296 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
214 Local 888 UFCW 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 4,004 12/21/2010 12/23/2010
215 Maharishi University of Management 10/26/2010 1/1/2011 154 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
216 Mamiya America Corporation* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 26 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
217 Mandt Reiss & Associates PLLC 11/20/2010 1/1/2011 4 12/10/2010 12/23/2010
218 Margaret P. Muscarelle Child Dev. Center* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 13 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
219 Merrill Farms LLC 11/19/2010 1/1/2011 35 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
220 Micelli Motors, Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 6 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
221 Midwest Asphalt Corporation * 11/19/2010 1/1/2011 53 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
222 Midwest Teamsters 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 1,315 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
223 Monroe County* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 719 12/14/2010 12/23/2010
224 Nassau County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 1,581 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
225 NCHC, Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 15 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
226 New York State Assn. for Retarded Children Erie Co. Chapter dba/Heritage Centers* 11/29/2010 2/1/2011 1,125 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
227 NJ Society of CPAs* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 74 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
228 North Greece Fire District* 11/18/2010 1/1/2011 110 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
229 Northern Minnesota-Wisconsin Area Retail Food Health & Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 3,100 12/17/2010 12/23/2010
230 Ogontz Avenue Revitalization Corporation* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 32 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
231 Parkview Care and Rehab* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 18 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
232 PCB Machining Solutions* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 60 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
233 PCB Piezotronics* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 700 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
234 Philadelphia Macaroni Company* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 4 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
235 Phoenix Partners Group, LP* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 2 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
236 Privilege Underwriters, Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 75 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
237 Progressive AE* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 81 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
238 Quadrant Capital Advisors, Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 19 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
239 Regency Management Group, LLC* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 8 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
240 Rhoads Industries* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 71 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
241 Roofers Local #96 Health & Welfare Fund 12/16/2010 12/1/2010 2,838 12/20/2010 12/23/2010
242 Rowe and Company, Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 5 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
243 Rush-Henrietta Central School District HRA* 11/30/2010 7/1/2011 1,327 12/21/2010 12/23/2010
244 Security Benefit Fund of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York City 12/14/2010 7/1/2011 23,900 12/14/2010 12/23/2010
245 SEIU Health and Welfare fund, 2000 12/1/2010 12/1/2010 161 12/1/2010 12/23/2010
246 Seneca Cayuga ARC* 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 1,187 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
247 Service Employees 32BJ North Health Benefit Fund* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 7,020 12/23/2010 12/23/2010
248 Sierra Video Systems* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 6 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
249 SMEG* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 2 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
250 Strategic Industries* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 6 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
251 Superior Officers Council Health and Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 8,950 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
252 Teamsters Local Union 966 Health Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 1,519 12/13/2010 12/23/2010
253 Techno Source USA* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 16 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
254 The Alternative Living Group, Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 170 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
255 The Arc of Otsego (Otsego County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.)* 11/22/2010 1/1/2011 535 12/17/2010 12/23/2010
256 The Arc of Rensselaer County* 12/13/2010 1/1/2011 825 12/14/2010 12/23/2010
257 The City of Cloquet* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 79 12/15/2010 12/23/2010
258 The Henry Luce Foundation* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 13 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
259 The Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk, Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 39 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
260 The Pew Charitable Trusts* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 238 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
261 The Rehabilitation Center* 12/6/2010 1/1/2011 442 12/23/2010 12/23/2010
262 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 223 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
263 Topco* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 24 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
264 Totino Grace High School* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 94 12/17/2010 12/23/2010
265 Urstadt Biddle Properties* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 34 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
266 W.H. Reaves & Co., Inc.* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 27 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
267 Walder, Hayden & Brogan, PA* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 37 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
268 Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. 12/6/2010 1/1/2011 26 12/23/2010 12/23/2010
269 Wellspring Advisors* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 27 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
270 West Bergen Mental Healthcare* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 110 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
271 Westchester ARC* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 613 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
272 Westchester JCS* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 274 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
273 Western Beef* 12/1/2010 1/1/2011 815 12/16/2010 12/23/2010
274 Hollow Metal Trust Fund 10/29/2010 1/1/2011 2,250 12/9/2010 12/21/2010
275 Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 IBT Welfare Fund 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 487 11/29/2010 12/21/2010
276 Vestal Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc. 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 174 11/22/2010 12/21/2010
277 AccessAbility, Inc. 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 25 12/14/2010 12/20/2010
278 Ackerman Oil Employee Benefit Trust 11/5/2010 1/1/2011 47 12/10/2010 12/20/2010
279 Albany County Chapter, NYSARC Inc., DBA New Visions of Albany* 11/22/2010 1/1/2011 453 12/16/2010 12/20/2010
280 American Eagle Outfitters 11/16/2010 3/1/2011 9 11/26/2010 12/20/2010
281 Basin Disposal 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 9 12/8/2010 12/20/2010
282 Bengard Ranch, Inc. 11/23/2010 1/1/2011 609 12/9/2010 12/20/2010
283 Bestway Rental, Inc 10/28/2010 8/1/2011 202 11/26/2010 12/20/2010
284 Big Lots, Inc. 11/11/2010 2/1/2011 35 12/1/2010 12/20/2010
285 Byrd Harvest, Inc. 11/12/2010 1/1/2011 484 11/23/2010 12/20/2010
286 Cardinal Hayes Home for Children HRA plan* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 284 11/30/2010 12/20/2010
287 CDS Administrative Services, LLC 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 8 11/30/2010 12/20/2010
288 Center for Energy and Environment* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 105 12/13/2010 12/20/2010
289 City of Brooklyn Park* 11/18/2010 1/1/2011 372 12/15/2010 12/20/2010
290 D’Arrigo Bros. Co. of California 11/12/2010 1/1/2011 3,816 11/19/2010 12/20/2010
291 Defender Services, Inc. 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 289 12/13/2010 12/20/2010
292 DineEquity, Inc 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 131 12/1/2010 12/20/2010
293 Green Leaf Distributors, Inc. 11/22/2010 1/1/2011 27 11/22/2010 12/20/2010
294 IBEW Local Union No. 728 Family Healthcare Plan 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 31 12/15/2010 12/20/2010
295 Joseph Gallo Farms 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 345 11/26/2010 12/20/2010
296 Life Benefit Plan 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 3,476 12/13/2010 12/20/2010
297 Luther Automotive Group HRA* 11/22/2010 1/1/2011 660 12/9/2010 12/20/2010
298 Metrics Inc. 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 231 11/30/2010 12/20/2010
299 Nueces County Appraisal District 11/23/2010 1/1/2011 77 12/8/2010 12/20/2010
300 Ocean Properties Ltd 11/23/2010 2/1/2011 750 12/8/2010 12/20/2010
301 P-R Farms, Inc. 11/22/2010 1/1/2011 128 12/15/2010 12/20/2010
302 SEIU Health & Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 1,620 12/13/2010 12/20/2010
303 Sports Arena Employees’ Local 137 Welfare Fund 11/22/2010 1/1/2011 611 12/13/2010 12/20/2010
304 Staywell Saipan Basic Plan 11/28/2010 1/1/2011 113 12/8/2010 12/20/2010
305 Truck Drivers and Helpers Local 355 Health and Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 905 12/13/2010 12/20/2010
306 Communications Workers of America, Local 1180 Security Benefits Fund 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 19,000 12/8/2010 12/17/2010
307 Health and Welfare Fund of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, Inc. Police Department City of New York 11/22/2010 1/1/2011 17,924 11/22/2010 12/17/2010
308 Man-U Service Contract Health and Welfare Fund 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 760 12/14/2010 12/17/2010
309 Paschall Truck Lines, Inc. 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 54 12/13/2010 12/17/2010
310 SEIU Local 300, Civil Service Forum Employees Welfare Fund 11/22/2010 1/1/2011 2,000 12/9/2010 12/17/2010
311 Electrical Welfare Trust Fund 11/4/2010 1/1/2011 78 12/7/2010 12/16/2010
312 Highmark West Virginia Inc. d/b/a Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 270 12/16/2010 12/16/2010
313 Advocacy and Resource Center* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 1,134 11/30/2010 12/14/2010
314 Amalgamated, Industrial and Toy & Novelty Workers of America, Local 223 Sick Benefit Fund 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 2,255 11/16/2010 12/14/2010
315 Atlanta Plumbers & Steamfitters Fringe Benefit Funds 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 7,235 12/8/2010 12/14/2010
316 Aurora Consulting Group, Inc.* 11/18/2010 1/1/2011 27 12/1/2010 12/14/2010
317 Brock Enterprises, Inc. 11/5/2010 3/1/2011 1,051 11/5/2010 12/14/2010
318 Central Texas Health and Benefit Trust Fund Locals 520, 60 & 72 11/10/2010 1/1/2011 500 12/7/2010 12/14/2010
319 Electricians Health, Welfare & Pension Plans I.B.E.W. Local Union No. 995 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 980 12/1/2010 12/14/2010
320 Essex County Chapter NYSARC, Inc. dba Mountain Lake Services* 11/17/2010 1/1/2011 1,543 12/3/2010 12/14/2010
321 Executive Management Services, Inc. 11/18/2010 8/1/2011 161 12/3/2010 12/14/2010
322 Florida Laborers Health Fund 11/2/2010 1/1/2011 1,700 11/24/2010 12/14/2010
323 Fulton County Chapter NYSARC, Inc.* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 1,387 11/30/2010 12/14/2010
324 General Parts, LLC* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 150 11/30/2010 12/14/2010
325 Greystone program, Inc* 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 240 11/24/2010 12/14/2010
326 Hacienda Harvesting, Inc. 11/10/2010 1/1/2011 118 12/9/2010 12/14/2010
327 IBEW Local No. 640 and Arizona Chapter NECA Health & Welfare Trust Fund 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 263 12/8/2010 12/14/2010
328 Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie 11/5/2010 1/1/2011 65 12/8/2010 12/14/2010
329 Louisiana Electrical Health Fund 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 415 12/8/2010 12/14/2010
330 Maverick, Inc. Employee Health Care Benefits Plan 10/26/2010 1/1/2011 794 12/6/2010 12/14/2010
331 Memphis Construction Benefit Fund 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 507 12/8/2010 12/14/2010
332 Mid-South Carpenters Regional Council Health and Welfare Fund 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 5,465 12/8/2010 12/14/2010
333 Mountain Lake Services 11/17/2010 1/1/2011 1,543 11/17/2010 12/14/2010
334 NECA-IBEW Local 480 Health and Welfare Plan 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 1,698 11/22/2010 12/14/2010
335 Plumbers and Pipefitters Welfare Fund of Local Union No. 719 11/19/2010 1/1/2011 480 11/29/2010 12/14/2010
336 Retiree Plan of the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Health and Welfare Fund 10/22/2010 1/1/2011 17,440 11/23/2010 12/14/2010
337 Richmond Community Services* 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 815 11/24/2010 12/14/2010
338 Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 177 Health and Welfare, Pension and Vacation Funds 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 965 12/8/2010 12/14/2010
339 Sheet Metal Workers’ National Health Fund 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 4,500 12/8/2010 12/14/2010
340 South Central Laborers’ Health & Welfare Fund 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 330 12/8/2010 12/14/2010
341 Southeastern Pipetrades Health & Welfare Fund 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 2,270 12/8/2010 12/14/2010
342 Telamon Corporation Health Reimbursement Arrangement* 11/12/2010 4/1/2011 596 11/12/2010 12/14/2010
343 The ARC of Delaware County* 11/18/2010 12/1/2010 404 12/1/2010 12/14/2010
344 UFCW Local 1262 and Employers Health & Welfare Fund 10/29/2010 12/1/2010 3,028 12/6/2010 12/14/2010
345 United Cerebral Palsy of Ulster County, Inc* 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 200 11/29/2010 12/14/2010
346 Vincent B Zaninovich & Sons, Inc. 11/17/2010 1/1/2011 2,288 11/17/2010 12/14/2010
347 Wayne ARC Standalone HRA Section 105 Plan* 11/23/2010 1/1/2011 1,153 11/23/2010 12/14/2010
348 Wildwood Program* 11/29/2010 1/1/2011 480 11/29/2010 12/14/2010
349 Allied Welfare Fund 11/8/2010 1/1/2011 2,523 11/8/2010 12/13/2010
350 Becker County Post-Retirement Health Care Savings Plan* 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 180 11/24/2010 12/13/2010
351 Becker County VEBA* 11/24/2010 1/1/2011 85 11/24/2010 12/13/2010
352 FIDUCIA* 11/30/2010 1/1/2011 2 11/30/2010 12/13/2010
353 Triple-S Salud, Inc. 10/9/2010 10/1/2010 14,769 11/24/2010 12/13/2010
354 B. R. Company 11/10/2010 1/1/2011 9 11/10/2010 12/9/2010
355 Britz Companies, ET AL 11/4/2010 2/1/2011 531 11/4/2010 12/9/2010
356 Century Health and Wellness Benefit Plan and Trust 11/11/2010 1/1/2011 524 12/2/2010 12/9/2010
357 EBSA Foundation 11/11/2010 1/1/2011 220 12/2/2010 12/9/2010
358 Encore Enterprises 11/18/2010 1/1/2011 29 12/2/2010 12/9/2010
359 Faurecia USA Holdings 10/13/2010 1/1/2011 2 11/23/2010 12/9/2010
360 Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Inc. 10/29/2010 12/1/2010 43 12/3/2010 12/9/2010
361 Minnesota Cement Masons Health and Welfare Fund 11/2/2010 1/1/2011 2,000 11/19/2010 12/9/2010
362 Plumbers Local Union No. 690 of Philadelphia and Vicinity Health Plan 11/3/2010 1/1/2011 4,006 11/3/2010 12/9/2010
363 Robert Heath Trucking Inc 10/7/2010 1/1/2011 100 11/18/2010 12/9/2010
364 Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. 10/19/2010 1/1/2011 4,528 12/2/2010 12/9/2010
365 Sunwest Fruit Company, Inc 11/4/2010 2/1/2011 236 11/4/2010 12/9/2010
366 The Louis Berger Group, Inc. 11/19/2010 1/1/2011 311 12/1/2010 12/9/2010
367 United Food & Commercial Workers Unions and Employers Midwest Health Benefits Fund 10/28/2010 12/1/2010 821 12/3/2010 12/9/2010
368 WD Young& Sons, Inc. 11/3/2010 1/1/2011 288 11/16/2010 12/9/2010
369 Atlantis Casino Resort Spa 11/4/2010 2/1/2011 16 11/22/2010 12/7/2010
370 United Food and Commercial Workers and Employers Arizona 11/11/2010 1/1/2011 516 11/27/2010 12/7/2010
371 Act Trust Mini-Med Plan 11/11/2010 1/1/2011 67 11/19/2010 12/6/2010
372 Allen’s Family Food 10/25/2010 1/1/2011 885 11/17/2010 12/6/2010
373 Anderson Media Corporation 10/28/2010 7/1/2011 1,941 11/19/2010 12/6/2010
374 Blasters, Drillers &
Miners Union Local No. 29 Welfare Fund 11/4/2010 1/1/2011 1,000 11/22/2010 12/6/2010
375 Care Initiatives, Inc. 10/25/2010 8/1/2011 287 11/19/2010 12/6/2010
376 Cement and Concrete
Workers District Council Welfare Fund Plan 10/25/2010 1/1/2011 3,498 11/19/2010 12/6/2010
377 COARC* 11/5/2010 1/1/2011 357 11/29/2010 12/6/2010
378 Construction Workers Local 147 Welfare Fund 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 2,000 11/26/2010 12/6/2010
379 Crystal Run Healthcare 11/1/2010 1/1/2011 315 11/23/2010 12/6/2010
380 Diamondback Management
Services, LTD 10/25/2010 1/1/2011 367 11/19/2010 12/6/2010
381 Freeman Metal Products 11/15/2010 11/1/2011 33 11/24/2010 12/6/2010
382 Hardwick Clothes, Inc. 11/3/2010 1/1/2011 264 11/22/2010 12/6/2010
383 Hronis, Inc. 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 1,304 11/19/2010 12/6/2010
384 International Union of
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 2,497 11/19/2010 12/6/2010
385 Isaacson Isaacson Seridan & Fountain, LLP 11/19/2010 6/1/2011 8 11/29/2010 12/6/2010
386 Katy Industries, Inc. 10/28/2010 1/1/2011 191 10/28/2010 12/6/2010
387 Landscape, Irrigation
and Lawn Sprinkler Industry Health and Welfare Plan and Trust 11/4/2010 1/1/2011 210 11/22/2010 12/6/2010
388 Local 298 Health
Benefit Fund Plan 10/29/2010 1/1/2011 273 10/29/2010 12/6/2010
389 Local 803 Health and Welfare Fund 10/25/2010 11/1/2010 88 11/16/2010 12/6/2010
390 Louisiana Laborers
Health and Welfare Fund 11/8/2010 1/1/2011 4,500 11/24/2010 12/6/2010
391 M.A. Mortenson 10/12/2010 1/1/2011 332 11/26/2010 12/6/2010
392 Maple Knoll Communities 11/19/2010 1/1/2011 348 11/29/2010 12/6/2010
393 Marshall Durbin Food Corporation 11/11/2010 1/1/2011 45 11/29/2010 12/6/2010
394 Minnesota Teamsters Construction Division 10/28/2010 12/1/2010 1,248 10/28/2010 12/6/2010
395 Name Brand, Inc. 10/18/2010 1/1/2011 33 11/23/2010 12/6/2010
396 Oklahoma Goodwill Industries 11/17/2010 1/1/2011 83 11/17/2010 12/6/2010
397 PepsiCo, Inc 11/8/2010 1/1/2011 301 12/3/2010 12/6/2010
398 Plumbers & Pipefitters
Local Union 823 Health & Welfare Fund 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 285 11/18/2010 12/6/2010
399 Plumbers & Steamfitters
Local No. 6 Health and Welfare Fund 11/4/2010 1/1/2011 875 11/22/2010 12/6/2010
400 Regent Care Center 10/29/2010 1/1/2011 432 11/17/2010 12/6/2010
401 Rice Food Markets, Inc. 11/1/2010 1/1/2011 202 11/18/2010 12/6/2010
402 Rice Food Markets, Inc. 11/1/2010 1/1/2011 166 11/18/2010 12/6/2010
403 Ricker Oil Company 11/5/2010 1/1/2011 102 11/22/2010 12/6/2010
404 Skilled Health Care 10/28/2010 1/1/2011 1,080 11/16/2010 12/6/2010
405 Southwestern Teamsters Security Fund 10/29/2010 12/1/2010 589 11/23/2010 12/6/2010
406 Teamsters Local
445 Welfare Plan 11/1/2010 1/1/2011 575 11/29/2010 12/6/2010
407 Teamsters Local 210 Affiliated Health and Insurance Fund 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 10,613 11/15/2010 12/6/2010
408 Teamsters Welfare Fund of Northern New Jersey Local 1723 10/22/2010 1/1/2011 1,154 10/29/2010 12/6/2010
409 The Durango Herald 10/13/2010 1/1/2011 55 11/17/2010 12/6/2010
410 The Talbots, Inc 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 22 11/22/2010 12/6/2010
411 Town of Frisco Medical Plan 11/1/2010 1/1/2011 8 11/1/2010 12/6/2010
412 Tudor Ranch 11/12/2010 1/1/2011 47 11/12/2010 12/6/2010
413 UNITE HERE Local 74 Welfare and Dental Trust 11/12/2010 1/1/2011 220 11/29/2010 12/6/2010
414 United Employees
Health Plans 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 13 11/15/2010 12/6/2010
415 United Food and Commercial Workers
Union Local 1000 and Kroger Dallas Health and Welfare Plan 10/26/2010 1/1/2011 7,389 11/30/2010 12/6/2010
416 United Service Employees Union, Local 377, RWDSU, UFCW 11/4/2010 1/1/2011 1,142 11/4/2010 12/6/2010
417 WageWorks, Inc 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 50,000 11/24/2010 12/6/2010
418 IBEW Local 613 and Contributing Employers Family Health Plan (Union) 10/28/2010 1/1/2011 8,500 11/17/2010 12/3/2010
419 Advantage Benefits Company, LLC 11/12/2010 12/1/2010 57 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
420 Aerospace Contractors’ Trust** 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 2,072 12/8/2010 11/23/2010
421 AJFC Community Action Plan** 10/13/2010 10/1/2011 215 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
422 Altisource Portfolio Solutions 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 200 11/15/2010 11/23/2010
423 American Heritage Life Insurance Company 10/15/2010 12/1/10-9/1/11 69,945 11/18/2010 11/23/2010
424 Americare Properties, Inc. 11/12/2010 1/1/2011 547 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
425 AMN Healthcare 10/12/2010 1/1/2011 3,440 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
426 Andrews Transport L.P.** 11/2/2010 9/1/2011 154 11/2/2010 11/23/2010
427 Anoka Hennepin Credit Union* ** 11/19/2010 1/1/2011 15 11/19/2010 11/23/2010
428 APWU Health Plan Conversion Plan 10/20/2010 1/1/2011 518 11/15/2010 11/23/2010
429 Aspen Snowmass** 10/27/2010 1/1/2011 376 11/10/2010 11/23/2010
430 ATCO Rubber Products, Inc 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 185 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
431 Baylor County Hospital District 10/20/2010 10/20/2010 208 11/12/1010 11/23/2010
432 Belk Farms** 11/4/2010 1/1/2011 34 11/4/2010 11/23/2010
433 Bricklayers Local 1 of MD, VA and DC 11/6/2010 1/1/2011 1,985 11/17/2010 11/23/2010
434 Cardon & Associates, Inc** 11/8/2010 3/1/2011 342 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
435 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Ogdensburg 10/28/2010 1/1/2011 30 11/17/2010 11/23/2010
436 Central Mills** 10/19/2010 6/1/2011 300 11/10/2010 11/23/2010
437 Civil Service Bar Association Security Benefit Fund** 11/10/2010 1/1/2011 1,515 11/10/2010 11/23/2010
438 Cotton Belt Inc.** 10/28/2010 1/1/2011 34 11/15/2010 11/23/2010
439 CPC Logistics Health & Welfare Plan** 11/3/2010 1/1/2011 5,815 11/24/2010 11/23/2010
440 Delmarva United Food and Commercial Workers** 11/12/2010 1/1/2011 2,405 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
441 Dole Food Company** 11/10/2010 1/1/2011 1,946 11/10/2010 11/23/2010
442 EchoStar** 11/8/2010 3/1/2011 156 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
443 First Acceptance Corporation 11/9/2010 7/1/2011 864 11/18/2010 11/23/2010
444 Fontanese Folts Aubrecht Ernst Architects, PC** 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 27 12/7/2010 11/23/2010
445 Forest Products Inc. Group Health Plan** 11/1/2010 1/1/2011 122 11/1/2010 11/23/2010
446 Fruhauf Uniform Direct Labor 10/18/2010 1/1/2011 159 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
447 Golden State Bulb Growers, Inc.** 10/6/2010 1/1/2011 300 11/17/2010 11/23/2010
448 Greater Kansas City Laborers Welfare Fund** 10/21/2010 11/1/2010 2,398 10/21/2010 11/23/2010
449 Grower’s Transport LLC 10/26/2010 12/1/2010 25 11/15/2010 11/23/2010
450 Heartland Automotive** 10/20/2010 1/1/2011 661 11/15/2010 11/23/2010
451 Helfman Enterprises, Inc.** 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 90 12/9/2010 11/23/2010
452 Hoosier Stamping and Manufacturing Corp. 10/20/2010 1/1/2011 14 10/20/2010 11/23/2010
453 Horizon Bay Realty LLC** 11/12/2010 4/1/2011 949 11/11/2010 11/23/2010
454 I.B.E.W. Local 1249 Insurance Fund** 11/5/2010 1/1/2011 4,104 11/5/2010 11/23/2010
455 Ingomar Packing Company, LLC 11/10/2010 1/1/2011 150 11/19/2010 11/23/2010
456 Integra Healthcare, Inc. (Integrity Home Care)** 11/4/2010 1/1/2011 258 11/4/2010 11/23/2010
457 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers** 11/12/2010 Varies 315 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
458 International Brotherhood of Trade Unions Health and Welfare Fund - Local 713 10/28/2010 1/1/2011 861 11/15/2010 11/23/2010
459 International Union of Operating Engineers Local 295-295C Welfare Trust Fund** 11/8/2010 1/1/2011 42 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
460 International union of Operating Engineers, Local Union Number 137** 11/12/2010 1/1/2011 2,250 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
461 Iron Workers Local Union #28 Health and Welfare Fund** 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 570 11/15/2010 11/23/2010
462 Lamanuzzi & Pantaleo** 11/9/2011 1/1/2011 52 11/9/2010 11/23/2010
463 Living Resources** 11/11/2010 1/1/2011 553 11/11/2010 11/23/2010
464 Local 1102 Amalgamated Welfare Fund 10/29/2010 1/1/2011 1,384 10/29/2010 11/23/2010
465 Local 1102 Health & Benefit Fund 10/29/2010 1/1/2011 4,642 10/29/2010 11/23/2010
466 Local 1102 Welfare Fund— Lerner Employees 10/29/2010 1/1/2011 245 10/29/2010 11/23/2010
467 Local 272 Welfare Fund** 10/28/2010 12/1/2010 12,000 10/28/2010 11/23/2010
468 Local 338 Affiliated Benefit Funds 11/10/2010 1/1/2011 18,209 11/19/2010 11/23/2010
469 Madelia Community Hospital** 11/23/2010 1/1/2011 38 11/23/2010 11/23/2010
470 Max Homes, Loc** 10/27/2010 10/1/2010 759 11/11/2010 11/23/2010
471 Medical Development Corporation** 11/12/2010 1/1/2011 105 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
472 Mesa Air Group** 11/1/2010 4/1/2011 1,915 11/1/2010 11/23/2010
473 Mesa Packing** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 39 11/18/2010 11/23/2010
474 Michigan Conference of Teamsters Welfare Fund** 11/12/2010 4/1/2011 2,323 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
475 Minnesota and North Dakota Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers** 11/3/2010 1/1/2011 1,876 11/3/2010 11/23/2010
476 Mission Linen Supply 11/5/2010 1/1/2011 541 11/17/2010 11/23/2010
477 NFI Industries 10/26/2010 1/1/2011 945 11/18/2010 11/23/2010
478 Operating Engineers Local 835 Health and Welfare Fund 10/20/2010 1/1/2011 576 11/16/2010 11/23/2010
479 Opportunity Resources, Inc. Health and Welfare Plan 11/2/2010 12/1/2010 27 11/2/2010 11/23/2010
480 Orange County AHRC* ** 11/18/2010 7/1/2011 1,134 11/18/2010 11/23/2010
481 Orscheln Industries 10/19/2010 1/1/2011 547 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
482 Pacific Risk Management** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 3 11/18/2010 11/23/2010
483 Pearson Candy Company 10/27/2010 1/1/2011 204 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
484 Pinnacle PRM** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 58 11/18/2010 11/23/2010
485 Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 430 Health and Welfare Fund** 11/4/2010 1/1/2011 2,035 11/29/2010 11/23/2010
486 Progressive Logistics Services** 10/12/2010 1/1/2011 1,248 11/4/2010 11/23/2010
487 Pure Air Filter Sales & Service** 11/8/2010 1/1/2011 136 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
488 Rancho Maria PRM** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 28 11/18/2010 11/23/2010
489 Reiter Affiliated Companies** 11/10/2010 1/1/2011 2,474 11/19/2010 11/23/2010
490 Retail, Wholesale & Dept. Store Union Local 1034 Welfare Fund 10/20/2010 1/1/2011 483 11/16/2010 11/23/2010
491 Rio Farms PRM** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 317 11/18/2010 11/23/2010
492 Sensient Technologies Corp. 10/28/2010 1/1/2011 94 11/17/2010 11/23/2010
493 Service Employees International Union Local 1 Cleveland Welfare Fund 10/20/2010 1/1/2011 520 11/15/2010 11/23/2010
494 SFN Group 11/9/2010 5/1/2011 1,420 11/9/2010 11/23/2010
495 Sheet Metal Workers Funds of Local Union 38** 11/3/2010 1/1/2011 913 11/3/2010 11/23/2010
496 SMWIA 28** 11/1/2010 1/1/2011 6,517 11/1/2010 11/23/2010
497 Southeast OBGYN, PC* ** 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 20 11/15/2010 11/23/2010
498 Southern CA Pipe Trades Trust Fund 10/12/2010 1/1/2011 12,700 11/2/2010 11/23/2010
499 Southern Operators Health Fund** 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 3,415 12/8/2010 11/23/2010
500 Stonebridge Hospitality Associates** 11/17/2010 2/1/2011 17 11/17/2010 11/23/2010
501 Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 2,200 11/15/2010 11/23/2010
502 Teamsters Local 522 Welfare Fund Roofers Division 11/12/2010 1/1/2011 270 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
503 Teamsters Local Union 72 Welfare Fund** 11/9/2010 1/1/2011 4,650 11/9/2010 11/23/2010
504 Telesis Management Corporation 10/28/2010 1/1/2011 148 11/16/2010 11/23/2010
505 Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Health and Welfare Fund 10/28/2010 1/1/2011 4729 10/28/2010 11/23/2010
506 The Mentor Network 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 6,843 11/16/2010 11/23/2010
507 The Wada Farms, Inc. 11/10/2010 1/1/2011 130 11/19/2010 11/23/2010
508 The Wilks Group, Inc. dba Ashley Furniture Homestore 11/12/2010 12/1/2010 8 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
509 The Wright Travel Agency** 11/2/2010 1/1/2011 19 11/2/2010 11/23/2010
510 Town of Grand Island* ** 11/19/2010 12/1/2010 84 11/19/2010 11/23/2010
511 Trans-System, Inc. 10/19/2010 12/1/2010 232 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
512 True Leaf Farms** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 139 11/18/2010 11/23/2010
513 UFCW Local 371 Amalgamated Welfare Fund** 11/2/2010 1/1/2011 3,800 11/2/2010 11/23/2010
514 United Crafts Benefits Fund** 11/1/2010 1/1/2011 2,017 11/1/2010 11/23/2010
515 United Food & Commercial Workers Unions and Employers Local No. 348 Health & Welfare Fund** 10/29/2010 1/1/2011 13,663 10/29/2010 11/23/2010
516 United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1445 New Hampshire 10/27/2010 1/1/2011 148 11/9/2010 11/23/2010
517 United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1459 and Contributing Employers Health and Welfare Fund** 11/15/2010 1/1/2011 4 11/15/2010 11/23/2010
518 United Food and Commercial Workers Local 464a** 11/12/2010 1/1/2011 8,228 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
519 United Food and Commercial Workers Local 911** 11/19/2010 1/1/2011 582 11/19/2010 11/23/2010
520 Varsity Contractors, Inc. 11/8/2010 1/1/2011 198 11/8/2010 11/23/2010
521 Waffle House 10/20/2010 6/1/2011 3,947 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
522 Weckworth Manufacturing** 11/12/2010 12/1/2010 65 11/12/2010 11/23/2010
523 Western Express, Inc. 11/5/2010 1/1/2011 1,287 11/5/2010 11/23/2010
524 Western Harvesting PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 28 11/18/2010 11/23/2010
525 WG Yates and Sons Construction Company** 11/16/2010 1/1/2011 52 11/16/2010 11/23/2010
526 World Class Automotive** 10/27/2010 1/1/2011 550 11/9/2010 11/23/2010
527 Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation** 10/18/2010 1/1/2011 501 10/18/2010 11/23/2010
528 Alaska Pipe Trade U.A. Local 367 Health and Security Trust** 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 93 11/5/2010 11/15/2010
529 Amalgamated National Health Fund 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 24,739 11/9/2010 11/15/2010
530 American Farms, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 1,163 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
531 American Growers Cooling, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 97 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
532 AUTO, LP, dba AutoInc. Health Benefit Plan** 10/20/2010 11/1/2010 145 11/9/2010 11/15/2010
533 Better Way Partners, LLC** 10/4/2010 1/1/2011 93 11/9/2010 11/15/2010
534 Big Valley Labor, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 4 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
535 CB Harvesting, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 62 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
536 City of Rockwall** 10/20/2010 1/1/2011 168 11/9/2010 11/15/2010
537 Cocopah Nurseries, Inc. 10/26/2010 1/1/2011 75 11/15/2010 11/15/2010
538 Express Harvesting, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 166 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
539 Fallen Oak Packing, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 37 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
540 FirstCarolinaCare Insurance Company on behalf of Longworth Industries 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 36 10/8/2010 11/15/2010
541 Foot Locker, Inc.** 10/6/2010 1/1/2011 424 11/5/2010 11/15/2010
542 Fresh Express 10/18/2010 1/1/2011 2,033 11/7/2010 11/15/2010
543 G&H Farms, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 146 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
544 Gill Ranch, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 157 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
545 Gill Transport, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 67 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
546 Gills Onions, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 295 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
547 Green Valley Farm Supply, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 29 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
548 Greencroft Communities 9/28/2010 1/1/2011 150 11/9/2010 11/15/2010
549 Growers Express, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 44 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
550 Hall Management Group, Inc.** 9/30/2010 12/1/2010 226 11/8/2010 11/15/2010
551 IH Services** 10/19/2010 1/1/2011 339 11/5/2010 11/15/2010
552 Independent Group Home Living Program, Inc. 10/26/2010 1/1/2011 39 11/9/2010 11/15/2010
553 King City Nursery, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 93 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
554 Meijer Health Benefits Plan/Primary Care Option 10/25/2010 1/1/2011 7,436 10/25/2010 11/15/2010
555 Mission Ranches, PRM Health Plan** 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 368 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
556 Moore’s Retread & Tire of the Ark-La-Tex, Inc. 10/20/2010 11/1/2010 66 11/5/2010 11/15/2010
557 NOITU Insurance Trust Fund** 10/5/2010 1/1/2011 1,309 11/12/2010 11/15/2010
558 Payroll Solutions 9/27/2010 1/1/2011 382 11/9/2010 11/15/2010
559 Plumbers and Pipefitters Local No. 630 Welfare Fund 10/18/2010 1/1/2011 1,166 11/8/2010 11/15/2010
560 Seco Packing 10/21/2010 1/1/2011 104 10/21/2010 11/15/2010
561 Transcorr 10/15/2010 1/1/2011 578 11/8/2010 11/15/2010
562 United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1000 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 3,855 11/12/2010 11/15/2010
563 United Wire, Metal & Machine Health & Welfare Fund** 10/1/2010 1/1/2011 1,955 11/12/2010 11/15/2010
564 Western Growers Assurance Trust 9/30/2010 7/1/2011 18,858 11/8/2010 11/15/2010
565 Wisconsin United Food & Commercial Workers Unions and Employers Health Plan** 10/14/2010 12/1/2010 775 11/12/2010 11/15/2010
566 1199SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 4,544 10/8/2010 11/5/2010
567 A. Duda & Sons, Inc. 10/14/2010 1/1/2011 62 11/4/2010 11/5/2010
568 Adecco Group, Inc. 10/12/2010 1/1/2011 5,760 11/2/2010 11/5/2010
569 Biomedic Corporation 10/12/2010 12/1/2010 202 11/2/2010 11/5/2010
570 Buffets, Inc. 10/14/2010 1/1/2011 2,483 11/4/2010 11/5/2010
571 Carington Health System 10/18/2010 1/1/2011 3,327 11/4/2010 11/5/2010
572 Cleveland Bakers Teamsters 9/27/2010 1/1/2011 1,000 10/29/2010 11/5/2010
573 Club Chef LLC 9/30/2010 1/1/2011 282 10/26/2010 11/5/2010
574 Columbia Sussex Mgmt, LLC 10/7/2010 1/1/2011 629 11/1/2010 11/5/2010
575 CRST International Inc. 10/19/2010 1/1/2011 1,600 11/4/2010 11/5/2010
576 Darr Equipment, Co. 10/5/2010 1/1/2011 105 10/26/2010 11/5/2010
577 DC Cement Masons Welfare Fund 10/22/2010 11/1/2010 225 11/3/2010 11/5/2010
578 Deaconess Long Term Care 10/14/2010 1/1/2011 194 11/3/2010 11/5/2010
579 Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 37 11/2/2010 11/5/2010
580 ECOM Atlantic, Inc. 10/1/2010 1/1/2011 81 10/1/2010 11/5/2010
581 FW Walton, Inc. 10/15/2010 12/1/2010 38 11/2/2010 11/5/2010
582 G4S Secure Solutions 10/11/2010 11/1/2010 7602 11/3/2010 11/5/2010
583 GC Services, L.P. & First Community Bancshares, Inc. 10/15/2010 1/1/2011 1936 10/15/2010 11/5/2010
584 Guardsmark, LLC 10/4/2010 2/1/2011 8,086 10/29/2010 11/5/2010
585 Indiana Teamsters Health Benefits Fund 9/29/2010 1/1/2011 500 11/1/2010 11/5/2010
586 Knox County Association for Retarded Citizens 10/6/2010 1/1/2011 96 10/25/2010 11/5/2010
587 Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Local No. 52 10/6/2010 Varies 1,547 10/21/2010 11/5/2010
588 Mars Super Markets, Inc. 10/8/2010 7/1/2011 174 10/29/2010 11/5/2010
589 MPS Group, Inc. 10/12/2010 1/1/2011 2,253 11/2/2010 11/5/2010
590 Nexion Health 10/21/2010 11/1/2011 1449 11/3/2010 11/5/2010
591 Noodles & Company 10/1/2010 1/1/2011 159 10/29/2010 11/5/2010
592 Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy 10/15/2010 1/1/2011 50 11/4/2010 11/5/2010
593 Quality Integrated Services, Inc. 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 354 11/3/2010 11/5/2010
594 RE Rabalais Constructors, LTD 10/13/2010 12/1/2010 70 11/1/2010 11/5/2010
595 RREMC LLC 10/12/2010 1/1/2011 62 11/4/2010 11/5/2010
596 Security Forces Inc. 10/12/2010 1/1/2011 225 11/1/2010 11/5/2010
597 Shirkey Nursing 9/30/2010 1/1/2011 205 10/26/2010 11/5/2010
598 Social Service Employees Union Local 371 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 34,000 10/29/2010 11/5/2010
599 Spindle, Cooling, & Warehouse 10/5/2010 11/1/2010 89 10/27/2010 11/5/2010
600 Strauss Discount Auto 10/14/2010 1/1/2011 401 11/4/2010 11/5/2010
601 Sunburst Hospitality 9/30/2010 1/1/2011 197 11/5/2010 11/5/2010
602 Susser Holding Corp 10/6/2010 1/1/2011 4,245 10/6/2010 11/5/2010
603 Telescope Casual Furniture 9/27/2010 10/1/2010 32 11/1/2010 11/5/2010
604 Teletech Holdings, Inc. 10/15/2010 1/1/2011 1,083 11/4/2010 11/5/2010
605 The Brinkman Corporation 9/29/2010 1/1/2011 163 9/29/2010 11/5/2010
606 The LDF Companies 10/7/2010 1/1/2011 210 10/30/210 11/5/2010
607 United Food and Commercial Workers Union (Mount Laurel, NJ) 10/21/2010 11/1/2010 4100 10/25/2010 11/5/2010
608 United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1459 10/14/2010 1/1/2011 1,400 10/14/2010 11/5/2010
609 Universal Orlando 10/15/2010 4/1/2011 668 11/3/2010 11/5/2010
610 Valley Services, Inc. 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 927 10/29/2010 11/5/2010
611 United Food and Commercial Workers and Participating Employers Interstate Health and Welfare Fund 10/15/2010 5/1/2011 9,780 10/28/2010 11/4/2010
612 Protocol Marketing Group 10/4/2010 1/1/2011 454 10/25/2010 11/1/2010
613 Sasnak 9/29/2010 1/1/2011 813 9/29/2010 11/1/2010
614 Star Tek 10/1/2010 1/1/2011 1,423 10/26/2010 11/1/2010
615 Adventist Care Centers 10/1/2010 1/1/2011 725 10/26/2010 10/29/2010
616 B.E.S.T of NY 10/7/2010 1/1/2011 1,200 10/27/2010 10/29/2010
617 Boskovich Farms, Inc 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 165 10/28/2010 10/29/2010
618 Café Enterprises, Inc. 10/7/2010 2/1/2011 306 10/7/2010 10/29/2010
619 Capital District Physicians 9/22/2010 Varies 23,314 10/20/2010 10/29/2010
620 FleetPride, Inc. 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 263 10/8/2010 10/29/2010
621 Gallegos Corp 9/29/2010 1/1/2011 86 10/28/2010 10/29/2010
622 Hensley Industries, Inc. 10/5/2010 1/1/2011 357 10/28/2010 10/29/2010
623 Jeffords Steel and Engineering 10/4/2010 1/1/2011 112 10/28/2010 10/29/2010
624 Laborers’ International Union of North America Local Union No. 616 Health and Welfare Plan 10/19/2010 11/1/2010 188 10/19/2010 10/29/2010
625 O.K. Industries 10/4/2010 1/1/2011 1,238 10/28/2010 10/29/2010
626 Service Employees Benefit Fund 10/12/2010 11/1/2010 1,297 10/29/2010 10/29/2010
627 Sun Pacific Farming Coop 10/6/2010 12/1/2010 1,109 10/6/2010 10/29/2010
628 SunWorld International, LLC 10/5/2010 1/1/2011 686 10/25/2010 10/29/2010
629 UFCW Allied Trade Health & Welfare Trust 10/5/2010 12/1/2010 68 10/25/2010 10/29/2010
630 United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1995 10/12/2010 11/1/2010 2,779 10/27/2010 10/29/2010
631 HCR Manor Care 10/5/2010 1/1/2011 2,666 10/26/2010 10/28/2010
632 IBEW No.915 9/28/2010 1/1/2011 930 10/15/2010 10/28/2010
633 Integra BMS for Culp, Inc. 10/4/2010 1/1/2011 34 10/25/2010 10/28/2010
634 New England Health Care Employees Welfare Fund † 9/27/2010 1/1/2011 7,454 10/26/2010 10/28/2010
635 Wiliamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company 10/5/2010 1/1/2011 100 10/5/2010 10/28/2010
636 Aegis Security Insurance Company † 10/6/2010 11/1/2010 67 10/25/2010 10/26/2010
637 Alliance One Tobacco 9/30/2010 1/1/2011 138 10/21/2010 10/26/2010
638 Asbestos Workers Local 53 Welfare Fund 9/29/2010 1/1/2011 2 10/21/2010 10/26/2010
639 Assurant Health (2nd Application) 9/29/2010 1/1/2011 19,024 10/21/2010 10/26/2010
640 Captain Elliot’s Party Boats 10/12/2010 11/1/2010 10 10/25/2010 10/26/2010
641 Carlson Restaurants 9/22/2010 1/1/2011 3,381 10/21/2010 10/26/2010
642 CH Guenther & Son 9/24/2010 1/1/2011 300 10/21/2010 10/26/2010
643 CKM Industries dba Miller Environmental 10/5/2010 11/1/2010 34 10/25/2010 10/26/2010
644 Caribbean Workers’ Voluntary Employees’ Beneficiary Health and Welfare Plan † 10/14/2010 10/1/2010 4,500 10/18/2010 10/26/2010
645 Darden Restaurants 9/30/2010 1/1/2011 34,000 10/21/2010 10/26/2010
646 Duarte Nursery 9/23/2010 1/1/2011 283 10/19/2010 10/26/2010
647 Employees Security Fund 9/29/2010 1/1/2011 22 9/29/2010 10/26/2010
648 Florida Trowel Trades 9/27/2010 1/1/2011 297 10/21/2010 10/26/2010
649 Ingles Markets 9/30/2010 1/1/2011 917 10/25/2010 10/26/2010
650 Meijer 10/1/2010 1/1/2011 4,873 10/1/2010 10/26/2010
651 O’Reilly Auto Parts 9/23/2010 1/1/2011 9,722 9/23/2010 10/26/2010
652 Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 123 Welfare Fund 9/30/2010 1/1/2011 534 10/21/2010 10/26/2010
653 Sun Belt 9/28/2010 10/1/2010 114 10/20/2010 10/26/2010
654 UFCW Local 227 10/12/2010 11/1/2010 1,125 10/12/2010 10/26/2010
655 Uncle Julio’s 9/30/2010 11/1/2010 115 10/25/2010 10/26/2010
656 United Group 9/24/2010 1/1/2011 177 10/19/2010 10/26/2010
657 US Imaging 10/11/2010 11/1/2010 148 10/25/2010 10/26/2010
658 Vino Farms 10/8/2010 11/1/2010 152 10/21/2010 10/26/2010
659 AdvantaStaff, Inc. † 9/20/2010 9/1/2011 52 9/20/2010 10/21/2010
660 Agricare 9/23/2010 11/1/2010 437 9/23/2010 10/21/2010
661 Alaska Seafood 9/23/2010 1/1/2011 262 10/15/2010 10/21/2010
662 American Fidelity 9/22/2010 10/23/2010 9,358 10/14/2010 10/21/2010
663 Convergys 9/20/2010 1/1/2011 1,400 9/20/2010 10/21/2010
664 Darensberries 9/28/2010 10/1/2010 1,450 9/28/2010 10/21/2010
665 Gowan Company 9/23/2010 1/1/2011 225 9/27/2010 10/21/2010
666 Greystar 9/23/2010 1/1/2011 1,747 10/13/2010 10/21/2010
667 Macayo Restaurants 9/22/2010 12/1/2010 46 10/18/2010 10/21/2010
668 Periodical Services 9/27/2010 1/1/2011 464 9/27/2010 10/21/2010
669 UniFirst 9/23/2010 9/1/2011 2,659 10/14/2010 10/21/2010
670 Universal Forest Products 9/23/2011 5/1/2011 1,738 10/19/2010 10/21/2010
671 UFCW Maximus Local 455 10/4/2010 1/1/2011 59 10/18/2010 10/18/2010
672 American Habilitation Services, Inc. † 9/22/2010 1/1/2011 400 10/12/2010 10/14/2010
673 GuideStone Financial Resources 9/21/2010 1/1/2011 354 9/21/2010 10/14/2010
674 Local 25 SEIU 9/29/2010 10/1/2010 31,000 10/7/2010 10/14/2010
675 MAUSER Corp. 9/21/2010 1/1/2011 47 9/24/2010 10/14/2010
676 Preferred Care, Inc. 9/15/2010 1/1/2011 918 9/15/2010 10/14/2010
677 Ruby Tuesday 10/8/2010 1/1/2011 3,219 10/8/2010 10/14/2010
678 The Dixie Group, Inc. 8/27/2010 6/19/2011 269 10/12/2010 10/14/2010
679 UFCW Local 1262 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 5,390 9/20/2010 10/14/2010
680 Whelan Security Company 9/23/2010 1/1/2011 287 10/12/2010 10/14/2010
681 AMF Bowling Worldwide 9/14/2010 1/1/2011 295 10/7/2010 10/12/2010
682 Assisted Living Concepts 9/17/2010 1/1/2011 1,174 9/17/2010 10/12/2010
683 Case & Associates 9/17/2010 1/1/2011 87 9/17/2010 10/12/2010
684 GPM Investments 9/17/2010 1/1/2011 275 9/17/2010 10/12/2010
685 Grace Living Centers 9/14/2010 10/1/2010 534 9/14/2010 10/12/2010
686 Mountaire Corporation † 9/17/2010 1/1/2011 2,074 9/17/2010 10/12/2010
687 Swift Spinning 9/16/2010 1/1/2011 240 9/16/2010 10/12/2010
688 Belmont Village 9/10/2010 1/1/2011 785 10/4/2010 10/8/2010
689 Caliber Services 9/13/2010 1/1/2011 606 9/13/2010 10/8/2010
690 Cracker Barrel 9/9/2010 1/1/2011 16,823 9/17/2010 10/8/2010
691 DISH Network 9/13/2010 3/1/2011 3,597 9/23/2010 10/8/2010
692 Groendyke Transport, Inc 9/2/2010 1/1/2011 1,322 9/2/2010 10/8/2010
693 Pocono Medical Center 9/24/2010 1/1/2011 3,298 9/24/2010 10/8/2010
694 Regis Corporation 9/10/2010 3/1/2011 3,617 10/1/2010 10/8/2010
695 The Pictsweet Co. 9/13/2010 1/1/2011 694 9/13/2010 10/8/2010
696 Diversified Interiors 9/28/2010 10/1/2010 300 9/28/2010 10/1/2010
697 Local 802 Musicians Health Fund 9/29/2010 10/1/2010 1,801 9/29/2010 10/1/2010
698 MCS Life Insurance Company † 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 6,635 9/23/2010 10/1/2010
699 The Buccaneer 9/22/2010 10/1/2010 125 9/28/2010 10/1/2010
700 CIGNA 9/17/2010 9/26/2010 265,000 9/30/2010 9/30/2010
701 Greater Metropolitan Hotel 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 1,200 9/24/2010 9/30/2010
702 Local 17 Hospitality Benefit Fund 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 881 9/24/2010 9/30/2010
703 GSC-ILA 9/15/2010 10/1/2010 298 9/15/2010 9/28/2010
704 The Allied Industries Health Fund 9/13/2010 10/1/2010 127 9/13/2010 9/27/2010
705 Harden Healthcare 9/9/2010 1/1/2011 874 9/29/2010 9/27/2010
706 Vernon Sheltered Workshop, Inc. Health and Welfare Plan #501 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 41 9/16/2010 9/27/2010
707 I.U.P.A.T 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 875 9/23/2010 9/27/2010
708 Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc. 9/22/2010 10/1/2010 326 9/22/2010 9/27/2010
709 Transport Workers 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 107 9/23/2010 9/27/2010
710 United Federation of Teachers Welfare Fund 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 351,000 9/27/2010 9/27/2010
711 Aegis 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 162 9/21/2010 9/24/2010
712 Aetna 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 209,423 9/16/2010 9/24/2010
713 Allflex 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 34 9/22/2010 9/24/2010
714 Baptist Retirement 9/10/2010 10/1/2010 127 9/17/2010 9/24/2010
715 BCS Insurance 9/13/2010 9/24/2010 115,000 9/22/2010 9/24/2010
716 Cryogenic 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 19 9/20/2010 9/24/2010
717 Fowler Packing Co. 9/8/2010 10/1/2010 39 9/17/2010 9/24/2010
718 Guy C. Lee Mfg. 9/15/2010 10/1/2010 312 9/15/2010 9/24/2010
719 HealthPort 9/17/2010 10/1/2010 608 9/17/2010 9/24/2010
720 Jack in the Box 9/17/2010 10/1/2010 1,130 9/21/2010 9/24/2010
721 Maritime Association 9/17/2010 10/1/2010 500 9/21/2010 9/24/2010
722 Maverick County 9/21/2010 10/1/2010 1 9/23/2010 9/24/2010
723 Metropolitan D.C. Paving Industry Employees Health and Welfare Fund 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 550 9/20/2010 9/24/2010
724 PMPS-ILA 9/19/2010 10/1/2010 15 9/23/2010 9/24/2010
725 PS-ILA 9/19/2010 10/1/2010 8 9/23/2010 9/24/2010
726 QK/DRD (Denny’s) 9/16/2010 10/1/2010 65 9/22/2010 9/24/2010
727 Reliance Standard 9/14/2010 10/1/2010 33,377 9/14/2010 9/24/2010
728 Tri-Pak 9/20/2010 10/1/2010 26 9/20/2010 9/24/2010
729 United Agricultural Benefit Trust †† 9/17/2010 1/1/2011 17,347 9/17/2010 9/24/2010
Total Enrollees 2,189,636

http://www.hhs.gov/ociio/regulations/approved_applications_for_waiver.html

Posted by: Mike at May 15, 2011 10:37 PM
Comment #323212

Roy, Good question, good answer. Corporate personhood is a major problem that manifests itself in significant ways. The usurpation of the election process and of our elected officials being the man problem. I really don’t know how much clearer the 14th amendment could be but perhaps an amendment to fix the problem should be considered a top priority IMHO. Many Beck followers blame the problems of today on the progressive era, which of course is nonsense, but they fail to realize the earlier corporate personhood decision of the late 1880’s is the reason for the problems we see to this day.

I don’t get the appeal of an article 5 convention, nor do I see what it will solve.

Posted by: j2t2 at May 15, 2011 11:00 PM
Comment #323214

Mike,

This may come as a surprise to you, but the vast majority of Americans are not directly effected by the Health Care reform bill. All those currently covered by employer group insurance will not be required to participate in the health care exchange. Most of the new provisions for prohibition against pre-existing condition denial, etc. have been in place for a considerable number of years under the HIPPA Act of 1996 for employer group insurance. The new reform bill basically extends those provisions to the individual market which is important for those unable to obtain employer group coverage and provides for a national insurance exchange to lower individual coverage by competition and regulate a minimal standard of coverage.

The Republican amendments requiring Congress and their staff to obtain coverage through the exchange rather than through their employers’ group coverage is in reality treating Congress and their staffs differently than the majority of Americans who obtain their coverage from their employers.

This issue is illustrative of the deceitful tactics employed by Republicans throughout the debate on health care. It is deliberately misleading and designed to create a false impression that the drafters of the new bill were exempting themselves from the type of coverage that the ordinary American will be getting when the bill is passed. Ordinary Americans will not be required to get their coverage from the insurance exchange.

The truth of the matter is that nobody is exempt from the new legislation with the exception of some for religious reasons.

That doesn’t mean that everybody must obtain their coverage from the health insurance exchange. The vast majority will not.


Posted by: Rich at May 16, 2011 7:54 AM
Comment #323215
How many of these represent union workers who supported the obamacare bill? You are foolish enough to believe they would exempt these and not themselves?


Mike from your link explaining the exemption.

“Mini-med plans have lower limits than allowed under the Affordable Care Act. While mini-med plans do not provide security in the event of serious illness or accident, they are unfortunately the only option that some employers offer. In order to protect coverage for these workers, the Affordable Care Act allows these plans to apply for temporary waivers from rules restricting the size of annual limits to some group health plans and health insurance issuers.

Waivers only last for one year and are only available if the plan certifies that a waiver is necessary to prevent either a large increase in premiums or a significant decrease in access to coverage. In addition, enrollees must be informed that their plan does not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. No other provision of the Affordable Care Act is affected by these waivers: they only apply to the annual limit policy.”

Yet you would have us believe there is some conspiracy involving Obama and the unions? Go figure.

Posted by: j2t2 at May 16, 2011 8:56 AM
Comment #323218

j2ts,
These days, conservatives mostly deal in lies an misinformation. Their goal is to mislead people. Usually, this goal involves supporting a corporate agenda which the conservatives themselves may or may not comprehend; for example, you see the comment by Mike obviously fronts the private Health Care industry, and the anti-union attitude fronts many corporations; yet the nature of Mike’s comment shows that he probably does not understand this.

Posted by: phx8 at May 16, 2011 10:50 AM
Comment #323219

Rich and j2t2,

If the waivers are only temporary (for one year); I would have to assume the reason is to quite everything down until Obama gets re-elected. By which point, the whole thing kicks in and since Obama has no more concerns about re-election, he could care less what the American voter believes. In the mean time, health care in America will be a thing of the past; there will be shortages of doctors and nurses; shortages of medicines; and shortages of facilities. I love the way the socialist left protects obamacare and tries to make it look like an alternative health insurance care system; but the real goal of obama and the socialist is a single-payer government run system. A system in which 17-19% of America’s wealth will flow to the slush fund coffers of the government, and in 50 years we can go through the same thing we are going through with SS today. At that time arguments will be made that the government spent all the HC money as part of the general fund. And we will have IDIOT politicians, like Al Gore telling us about the “locked box”, which the obamacare money has also been placed in.

Whenever conservatives bring up these points, the socialist left wants to claim the right is fear mongering and lying. Sorry boys, but your side doesn’t really have a good track record of telling the truth. Perhaps you could tell me of a time when the government has ever run efficiently and used the money on what they promised to use it on?


Re/politicians using the same HC system; you are fooling yourself if you believe politicians or government staff will ever use the same system as the rest of America. They don’t now and they won’t in the future. Congress had the oportunity to vote to place themselves under obamacare, but they voted against it. Can you tell me, at what time will the politicians put themselves under obamacare? In fact, when have politicians ever put themselves under the same rules and regulations as everyone else? They get bank loans we can’t get; they have armed guards to protect themselves, and at the same time try to disarm the average American; they tell us to drive golf carts on the highway, but continue to be transported in their armored SUVs; they tell us to send our kids to failing public schools, and place their own kids in private schools; and this list could go on and on. You are wasting valuble air when you come on here and try to defend these intrusive government tactics as being equal and applied to ALL Americans.

Posted by: Mike at May 16, 2011 10:56 AM
Comment #323220

phx8 says;

“Usually, this goal involves supporting a corporate agenda which the conservatives themselves may or may not comprehend”

If we are continuing a lie about the agenda, then you are continuing the elitist liberal agenda of accusing 60-70% of the American people of being ignorant. What proof do you have that 20% of Americans who claim to be liberal know more than the rest of the country? I call this absolute elitism on the part of the left.

Let me explain something to you phx8; less than 50% of the American voters support Obama and all the liberal policies the socialist have imposed. This was seen in the November elections, but after a couple of weeks (allowing time for the liberal machine to get out its spin); the left has completely failed to understand what happened. You live in this fantasy land, that even after 2 ½ years, your message has still not gotten out to the voters. WE heard your message, and WE don’t agree with it.

•55% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law, 53% Believe It Will Increase Deficit
•9% Rate Economy Good or Excellent, 54% Say Poor-
•29% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction
•Generic Congressional Ballot: Republicans 41%, Democrats 38%
•39% Say Obama Governing in a Bipartisan Way, 44% Disagree

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/

Direction of Country
Politico/GWU/Battleground
Right Direction 32, Wrong Track 60


Repeal of Health Care Law: Favor/Oppose
Politico/GWU/Battleground
Favor Repeal 49, Oppose Repeal 42


President Obama Job Approval
Gallup
Approve 48, Disapprove 44


Direction of the country:
Politico/GWU/Battleground
5/8 - 5/12 Right track 32 Wrong track 60

Reuters/Ipsos
5/5 - 5/9 R-38 W-56

Associated Press/GfK
5/5 - 5/9 R-45 W-52

NBC News
5/5 - 5/7 R-36 W-50

Rasmussen Reports
5/2 - 5/7 R-29 W-64

Newsweek/Daily Beast
5/2 - 5/3 R-27 W-60


http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/direction_of_country-902.html


PRINCETON, NJ — Six in 10 Americans favor increasing offshore drilling for oil and gas in U.S. coastal areas, up from 50% in May 2010.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/146615/Oil-Drilling-Gains-Favor-Americans.aspx


Now we know why Obama has recently come out and said we are going to drill; but it’s all smoke and mirrors. He has no intention of drilling.

I’m sure the left will argue these polls; about the wording of the questions or the poll are skewed. SD loves to attack the polls when they don’t agree with his beliefs, but loves to quote them when they do. But it doesn’t change the fact there has been and is a growing disagreement with liberal policy. And the best the socialist left can do is, accuse the American people of being ignorant, and the conservatives of lying. Talk about conspiracy theories; it is a far stretch to believe the conservatives are keeping all the American people ignorant by lying to them, especially when 95% of the MSM is in Obama’s hip pocket.

Posted by: Mike at May 16, 2011 11:38 AM
Comment #323222
If the waivers are only temporary (for one year); I would have to assume the reason is to quite everything down until Obama gets re-elected.

So this here conspiracy theory of your Mike does it take into account that many of these waivers end before the actual election? This less than 800 waivers is a small drop in the bucket for any thinking being to take your delusional comment seriously.

In the mean time, health care in America will be a thing of the past; there will be shortages of doctors and nurses; shortages of medicines; and shortages of facilities.

You mean like now? Hospitals have been shutting down before the ACA. Do you realize that as the far right fascist dismantle medicare/medicaid they will also be defunding new doctors residency training?


I love the way the socialist left protects obamacare and tries to make it look like an alternative health insurance care system; but the real goal of obama and the socialist is a single-payer government run system.

Speaking for myself Mike I am not defending the ACA so much as I am defending our Country from the misinformation half truths and outright lies perpetrated by the fascist right. I would prefer a single payer type system if it would also help to make costs reasonable.Lets face it the employer based healthcare system is not working any more.

Posted by: j2t2 at May 16, 2011 12:10 PM
Comment #323223
Congress had the oportunity to vote to place themselves under obamacare, but they voted against it.
Let me know what you mean by the phrase “under obamacare”? As far as I know there is no “under obamacare” to be placed under. There is the PPACA, which will establish an individual mandate, which Congress will be subjected to. In 2014, the PPACA will also establish an exchange whereby individuals can purchase insurance transparently and across state lines, but no one is forced to use the exchange if they don’t want to, including Congress. Posted by: Warped Reality at May 16, 2011 12:18 PM
Comment #323229

Mike,
You confuse elitism with being informed.

You write: “… less than 50% of the American voters support Obama and all the liberal policies the socialist have imposed.”

I have no idea what you are talking about. Liberal policies imposed by socialists? As a liberal and a person inclined towards a practical mix of capitalism and socialism, I saw very little about the Obama agenda that pleased me, and nothing to suggest it was imposed. Much of the legislative accomplishments- and there were a lot- came about as a result of compromise.

Six in ten Americans favored increased offshore drilling. Uh huh. I supposed that means six in ten favored the BP oil spill. Obama has come out in favor of increased drilling and increased use of nuclear power. Events proved him horribly wrong. Sometimes compromising principles is a bad idea, and anyone favoring more oil drilling or building nuclear power plants would have to be deluded… deluded by corporate money into favoring policies that do not work to the advantage of the American people.

Cheer up, Mike. Thanks to the Citizens United ruling, corporate money will be anonymously poured into GOP campaigns in 2012, and you will have abundant opportunities to spout and spew corporate propaganda for Big Oil and Health Care.

Posted by: phx8 at May 16, 2011 2:17 PM
Comment #323235

j2t2, if there are hospitals shutting down, it is because of the illegal influx of patients., and lost revenue.

Warped, let’s not deceive ourselves; the ultimate goal of obamacare is a single payer government run system. The Insurance companies are facing extinction. We are headed for a Canadian, European form of HC. It must go that way, in order for the government to get their hands on 17% of the economy. You are delusional to believe anything else.

pxh8, it doesn’t take much research to find obama talking out one side of his mouth, and allowing his admin (EPA) to speak out of the other. If he allowed drilling for oil, it would be against most of the groups that donated money to get him elected. You do the math…

Posted by: Mike at May 16, 2011 3:39 PM
Comment #323240


Mike, would you vote for Obama if he allowed the oil companies to drill to their hearts desire?

Most of those donors and voters who supported and helped elect him will do so again, even if he does allow more drilling. And, some of those donors have names like Exxon and BP. It beats the hell out of voting for the fascists. Of course, those with names like Exxon and BP hedge their bets, they give to socialists and fascists alike.

Posted by: jlw at May 16, 2011 4:27 PM
Comment #323243

Mike,

I think that a major problem with any discussion about the health care reform act is that most people have no clue as to what it even is. It is not about changing the current group employer insurance arrangement that most Americans are currently covered under. As I said before, most of the benefits that are largely promoted, i.e., no pre-existing condition exclusions, etc., already exist for those covered under group employer insurance (HIPPA Act, 1996).

The reform bill targets that segment of the population not covered under employer group insurance and dependent upon individual insurance contracts. It provides additional protections for the individual insured and provides a regulated marketplace (insurance exchanges) for the purchase of such insurance. In addition, it provides a mandate and subsidies for the uninsured to purchase insurance to ensure a large enough pool of insured to adequately spread the risk.

The model is not to change the structure for the majority of currently insured, but to provide access to insurance for that segment of the population unable to obtain individual coverage due to pre-existing conditions or financial limitations.

The continual misrepresentation by the right of the actual nature of the Act is annoying. Obama and members of Congress are not being treated differently than any other American.


Posted by: Rich at May 16, 2011 4:44 PM
Comment #323244


Roy, I don’t know about yours, but my local government is corrupt. The key to reforming government is democracy and it starts at the local level and works it’s way up.

Keep in mind though, the attitudes of Americans differ from big city, to suburban, and rural. It is often the case that what one group of Americans don’t want the government doing, another group may demand that government do it.

A Constitutional Convention where the red states load their delegations with fascist and the blue states fill theirs with socialists? What would that accomplish?

You have seen by now, that the right wingers aren’t exactly bent out of shape over corporate personhood, money is free speech, or the Citizens United case. I have little faith in a Constitutional Convention overturning any of these three egregious attacks on our Constitution and our democratic process.

Reforming our government is not an easy row to hoe. As a matter of fact, we have been hoeing that row since ratification.

Posted by: jlw at May 16, 2011 4:58 PM
Comment #323245


Rich it is nice of you to try and reassure the right about the health care bill, even though they could care less.

Don’t forget that in order for the liberal and conservative branches of the Democratic Party to get this health care bill passed, the liberals promised the progressive wing that this was a necessary intermediate step towards single-payer.

Posted by: jlw at May 16, 2011 5:09 PM
Comment #323249
Weary Willie, here is info relating to pushing for an amendment for the ‘right to vote’. While it sounds good, I’m not sure how the federal gov’t would be able to carry out enforcement of such an amendment. Would the fed be any better at counting chad holes than the states. Still, as it is the states can ignore your vote at times.

I would think the majority would vote for a smaller federal gov’t with way less influence and stronger state gov’ts that would take us back to ‘laboratories for experimentation in democracy’. I can’t recall much from the early days when people wanted to give the fed more control over the states. But, I believe it stemmed from the fact that state gov’ts were so corrupted at the time. Not hard to understand that corruption and the money influence follows power.

A good start, yes, WW, but it seems we have way more to reform than state’s rights issues. Why not expound on reform as if you are King of WB for a day!!

Roy Ellis, if I were King of WB for a day…

I’m a King every day, Roy Ellis. But in the immortal words of R. Dangerfield: “I don’t get no respect!”! And that defines the root of the problem. I am a King of my own Castle, but the Indiana Supreme Court decides a cop can mozy on thru my home on a whim or fancy, and it’s required the homeowner wait, submit, capitulate, surrender and file a greivance after the fact? The Indiana Supreme Court just announced we have a modern 4th amendment as opposed to the original 4th amendment.

Roy Ellis, If I were King of WB for a day I would tell someone/anyone about this treasonous move by the Indiana Supreme Court, and I have. I told one who didn’t understand and I told another who read the facts from his telephone, and I discussed it with him and others at lunch. I also associated with others celebrating Dollar Beer Night and discussed it with them. And now I am discussing it with you.

As King I am proud of the part I am playing in identifying the scoundrals who have decided our constitution isn’t good enough for them.


http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_ec169697-a19e-525f-a532-81b3df229697.html
Justice Steven David is identified in this link, but the other two judges who undermine our Constitution remain anonamous. That’s due to my ignorance. I should know who they are.

Professor Ivan Bodensteiner, of Valparaiso University School of Law, said the court’s decision is consistent with the idea of preventing violence.
Justice Robert Rucker, a Gary native, and Justice Brent Dickson, a Hobart native, dissented from the ruling, saying the court’s decision runs afoul of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
“In my view the majority sweeps with far too broad a brush by essentially telling Indiana citizens that government agents may now enter their homes illegally — that is, without the necessity of a warrant, consent or exigent circumstances,” Rucker said.
Dickson said, “The wholesale abrogation of the historic right of a person to reasonably resist unlawful police entry into his dwelling is unwarranted and unnecessarily broad.”
On Tuesday, the court said police serving a warrant may enter a home without knocking if officers decide circumstances justify it. Prior to that ruling, police serving a warrant would have to obtain a judge’s permission to enter without knocking.

Did I say I had a job?


Posted by: Weary Willie at May 16, 2011 6:28 PM
Comment #323258

j2t2, righto on Corporate Personhood. Reclaim Democracy and Motion To Amend are moving out smartly on getting the issue of Corporate Personhood before the people, congress and courts. Here is a ‘motion to amend’ that has been signed by 114k people. IMO, we should all throw our support behind such efforts to remove the money influence from politics/gov’t and restore the intended relationship between the people and their representatives. Hoooooaaaahhh! Hhhhoooooahhh!.

WW, I don’t know the details of the law you are referencing re the Indiana judge, but it sounds like judicial overreach at first brush. Likely a higher court will weigh in if you and others make enough noise. One thing for certain, people can’t sit on their hands any longer and just accept what the representatives come up with for laws. What did the state give for reason(s) where they feel the need to go into a persons home without a warrant would be beneficial or improved government?

The IMF Chief apparently ran into a populist/centrist/independent judge; no bail. Now, supporters, I presume are suggesting that the whole thing may be a conspiracy to end his political career. If the maid doesn’t have some physical visible damage this case could go either way. This guy has had run-ins with women before but that will most likely be shut out of any court. Hang in there ‘Patriot’.

jlw, a suprising response re AVC. The Founder’s intended this article as a counter weight to the congress and courts. For some perspective; Independents outnumber the duopoly but they never get to vote on an issue like a ‘balanced budget amendment’ or a ‘corporate personhood’ amendment. Reason is the corpocracy would never allow such issues to come up for a vote. Status quo relative to any real reform. So, if three-fourths of the states ratify a proposal to amend then the congress has to call a Constituional Convention for the purpose of amending the Consitution to reflect the proposal. Currently, more than three-fourths of the states have ratified a proposal for a balanced budget but congress and the courts have refused to abide by the Constitution, rejecting the ratification.
Congress and the Courts don’t want any outsiders or people making any laws. But, is it not sensible to believe that any law that could garner ratification by three-fourths of the states would have to be something the people wanted very badly? We should stop in our tracks – do whatever is necessary to bring congress and the courts to a position where they will accept this long denied constitutional right. In and of itself a powerful (kinda slow) way to reform. jlw, readers, get to Friends of Article V Convention, Move To Amend and Reclaim Democracy and support these reform efforts. And, don’t forget, we will need a 3rd party with a different attitude to expedite reform and keep it that way.

Otherwise - - -

Posted by: Roy Ellis at May 16, 2011 8:04 PM
Comment #323260

The two dissenting judges said if it was limited to domestic violence they would have said yea.

Posted by: Weary Willie at May 16, 2011 8:39 PM
Comment #323266

Over at A New Kind of Third Party, we (I have a co-blogger who agrees with me 90%) advocate for the use of small numbered multi-seated elections for “more local” elections and two-staged elections for “less local” elections.

It’s practicable and self-enforcing. Three-seated state representative elections were in use in Illinois from 1870-1980 and multi-seated state legislative elections were common in the US until the sixties…

If we bring them back in the right ways, it’ll handicap the rivalry between the major parties so neither can dominate a state’s politics and it’ll make “more local” elections competitive and checks against corruption. It’d trickle up to make a lot of things better in our country…

dlw

Posted by: dlw at May 16, 2011 10:26 PM
Comment #323267
The Insurance companies are facing extinction. We are headed for a Canadian, European form of HC. It must go that way, in order for the government to get their hands on 17% of the economy. You are delusional to believe anything else.

“The nation’s major health insurers are barreling into a third year of record profits, enriched in recent months by a lingering recessionary mind-set among Americans who are postponing or forgoing medical care.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/14/business/14health.html

Mike are we also delusional when the facts tell us different? The only delusions are the conservative talking points that seem to have your ear.


j2t2, if there are hospitals shutting down, it is because of the illegal influx of patients., and lost revenue.

Not according to Health and human services Mike. I have read in the past of hospital closures that were claimed to be due to the influx of illegals getting emergency services while unable to pay. Who knows if it is true or just an excuse used by hospital management. The issue is the high cost of running a hospital in our current system. Insurance companies making huge profits while hospitals can stay open, what a poor system.

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-04-02-00611.pdf

Posted by: j2t2 at May 16, 2011 10:55 PM
Comment #323270

j2t2, I don’t believe you have the mental capability of understanding what is going on:

1. The goal was always singel-payer government run healthcare:

http://www.democrats.com/single-payer-committee-whip

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”

This was what Obama said in 2003,

http://www.breitbart.tv/obama-in-03-id-like-to-see-a-single-payer-health-care-plan/

“I don’t think we’re going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There’s going to be potentially some transition process…”

Obama’s plan was always to phaseout insurance companies for complete national HC:

http://www.breitbart.tv/uncovered-video-obama-explains-how-his-health-care-plan-will-eliminate-private-insurance/

You say:

“The nation’s major health insurers are barreling into a third year of record profits, enriched in recent months by a lingering recessionary mind-set among Americans who are postponing or forgoing medical care.”

And why not, they were the biggest supporters of Obamacare. Who do you think made them rich?

http://reason.com/archives/2009/08/13/big-business-goes-big-for-heal

Don’t you find it interesting that Ins Cos. have been making record profits ever since Obama pushed HC.

http://lonelyconservative.com/2010/09/insurance-companies-dropping-child-only-policies-thanks-to-obamacare/

Might I suggest you do a little reading rather than spouting liberal rhetoric.

Posted by: Mike at May 17, 2011 12:14 AM
Comment #323271

Mike,

You claim everyone else is delusional or incompetent to understand the issues in health care. Yet, in one post you argue that Obama’s goal is to phase out health insurance companies and in the same breath argue that insurance companies have been the greatest beneficiaries of the health reform act and have been Obama’s biggest supporters.

Is this one of those conspiracy theories? Obama tricks the insurance companies into supporting his private insurance mandate plan with the secret goal to bankrupt them and have the Federal government then take over health care.

Posted by: Rich at May 17, 2011 7:52 AM
Comment #323273

dlw, while your proposal might help in some aspects I don’t feel it gets to the root of the problem. That is, ‘money influence in gov’t and politics’.

Most recognize that the ‘money influence’ stems from the passing of Corporate Personhood law in 1886. This law was put into place by a bunch of railroad barrons and their lackeys serving on the court at the time. The corporate elite had been trying for years to get the courts to pass laws favorable to the corporation. They got their way in 1886 through a case involving treatment of freed slaves.

Here is the section of the 14th the court was discussing.

In 1868 the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution had
become law. Section 1 of that amendment states:

SECTION 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States,
and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United
States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or
enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities
of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any
person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor
deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of
the laws.

Here is how the deal went down from Reclaim Democracy.

Thus our legislative process is corrupted through the money influence and nothing short abolishing corporate personhood law can correct the situation. That will require a 3rd party but, not just any 3rd party. Will have to be a party designed to prevent the party from being co-opted by the money influence.

Otherwise, we have the Corpocracy we deserve.


Posted by: Roy Ellis at May 17, 2011 1:46 PM
Comment #323275


When it comes to health care, all the right can do is rant and lie. They can’t prove that our system provides better results than some of these national health care plans, because it doesn’t. They can’t prove that our system is more cost effective, because it isn’t.

They argue that Obama care will destroy the health insurance industry even though the industry practically wrote the bill and love it.

Mike, thanks for pointing out a great flaw in health care for profit. No profit in insuring preexisting conditions. The industry will insure the healthy, the taxpayers can pick up the tab for the unprofitable ones.

The money gobbling, profit crapping, cash cow is safe for now.

Posted by: jlw at May 17, 2011 2:54 PM
Comment #323276

phx8

“These days, conservatives mostly deal in lies an misinformation. Their goal is to mislead people.”

you left out the parts about starving children, and killing puppies and kittens. LMAO !!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dbs at May 17, 2011 2:56 PM
Comment #323291

“The industry will insure the healthy, the taxpayers can pick up the tab for the unprofitable ones.”

jlw,

That’s it in a nutshell. The great conservative alternative proposal in the recent debates has been to allow across state line sale of insurance. That proposal will in effect de-regulate the industry across the country. Even those proposing the legislation understand that it will destroy the concept of risk spreading across a given population (community rating). They explicitly recognize that it would be good for the young and healthy and very bad for the old and sick. Their answer? The states need to establish and subsidize “high risk” pools for those priced out of the private market.

Posted by: Rich at May 17, 2011 6:26 PM
Comment #323324
j2t2, I don’t believe you have the mental capability of understanding what is going on:

And you do! You have tried to persuade us with some weird conspiracy that Obama alone has managed to not pull off, yet is actually happening nonsense. You try to tell me Obama made the insurance companies rich while he is destroying them and they are supporting him. I agree I do lack the mental capabilities to understand how anyone can have such a lack of critical thinking skills that this conspiracy theory you are trying to sell makes sense. However I do have the mental capability to tell when educated conservative elitist can only throw out silly and conflicting conservative misinformation half truths and outright lies without the knowledge to discern between reality and conservative mythology.

Might I suggest you do a little reading rather than spouting liberal rhetoric.


Read Breitbart, the discredited propaganda arm of the extreme right? How foolish a suggestion is that? How foolish to suggest I read the corporate propaganda spewed by the Lonely conservative. We have heard this type of nonsense since the inception of Medicare. If private insurance companies cannot cover those that are sick and need the insurance Mike what good are they? Taking money from the healthy while neglecting the ill doesn’t seem to accomplish the job these insurance companies need to be doing. You make the argument for a single payer system better than my “liberal rhetoric” ever could Mike.

Posted by: j2t2 at May 17, 2011 10:04 PM
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